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Monday, June 21, 2021
Renaissance in the West—Loss of Culture in the East
The irony is that the Renaissance in the West was contemporaneous with the loss of culture in the East. When the culture of the Eastern Roman Empire was being systematically obliterated by the Ottomans, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Italy and several other parts of Europe were having the Renaissance, their great flowering of scholastic philosophy, literature, art, and grand architectural constructions.