From the November, 2007 issue of Touchstone
history orthodox islam Byzantium Yet Fallen by Paul J. Cella III

Byzantium Yet Fallen

The Critical Lessons for Christians in the Long Shadow of 1453

by Paul J. Cella III

Round about five and a half centuries ago, the Roman Empire was at last extinguished. By then the Empire was, of course, Greek, not Roman; Christian, not pagan; and no longer strong, but pitifully weak. Dispossessed of all of its Anatolian and Asian provinces, and most of its European ones, all that remained was the great city of Constantinople, much of which was reduced by privation, disease, and depopulation to overgrown ruins.

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