The Byzantine Church D.17.11.29

28 Nov

The Byzantine Church refused to recognize the authority of the Pope in Rome, relations with Western Europe were chilly, if not openly hostile.
It is worth remembering that it was the Western European Christians, not the Muslims, that first sacked Constantinople in 1204.
The Byzantine culture is often unfamiliar now, because it has no direct successor. Western Europe developed into the kingdoms and countries we now know today.
The Islamic world was thriving as there are no living Byzantines.
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