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Monday, June 21, 2021
Renaissance in the West—Annihilation in the East
The irony is that the Renaissance of the West was contemporaneous with the annihilation of the East. When the culture of the Eastern Roman Empire was being systematically annihilated by the Ottomans, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Italy and several other parts of Europe were having the Renaissance, their great flowering of religious scholasticism, culture, and art.