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1204: The collapse of civilisation

Dean Kalimniou looks at the clash between Western Christians and their Byzantine brothers, and explores the impact of the Crusaders on the Byzantine Empire  “They had taken up the Cross and sworn on it … they would pass over the lands of the Christians without shedding blood…Instead of defending [Christ’s] tomb, they …outraged the faithful who are members of Him. They ... Read More »

Orlov: First draft at a Greek revolution

“The Orlov rebellion … was absurd in conception, devoid of genuine libertarian teleology and brutal and chaotic in execution.” – J. C Alexander Dean Kalimniou – 8 Apr 2015 In the popular Greek imagination, there was the fall of Byzantium and then, 400 hundred years of continuous darkness in which the Greek nation gradually lost its civilisation and spirit, oppressed ... Read More »