This week in history: The Fall of Constantinople had profound consequences

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  • Colmcille Oceanside, CA
    May 30, 2017 7:41 a.m.

    A very good article util the end:

    "The fall of Constantinople also had profound consequences for Europe. Many Greeks and other Balkan peoples, fearing death or forced conversion to Islam, fled westward across the Adriatic Sea to Italy. Many of these refugees took with them vast riches of ancient art and knowledge, helping to ignite the Renaissance."

    Constantinople fell in 1453. The Renaissance began with the Italian city state traders (Venice, Florence) visiting and doing business with Constantinople in the 12th century. During this time one of the great East-West Christian theological confrontations concerning scholasticism took place in the 14th century between St. Gregory Palamas, the Greek Orthodox archbishop of Thessaloniki and Barlaam, a Roman Catholic monk/theologian of Calabria.

  • conservative scientist Lindon, UT
    May 30, 2013 9:52 a.m.

    Thanks for these historical articles which appear from time to time. Please keep printing them.

  • William Gronberg Payson, UT
    May 29, 2013 11:00 p.m.

    Thank you for your fine essay.