A defining moment came, rather unnoticed, when the foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) held a virtual meeting on July 13 where the group’s relations with Turkey was on the agenda. The resumption of Muslim prayers in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul came up for discussion. This was how […]
Tag: Byzantine Empire
Turkey’s controversial decision to reconvert Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque has been met with sharp criticism abroad from those who claim that it’ll exacerbate the so-called “Clash of Civilizations” and reverse the secular reforms of Ataturk while supporters of this move claim that it’s a justified reassertion […]
Julian Paolantoni opens a series of articles on the unknown early history of Russia. The first chpter covers the period until the Mongol invasion.
Today we start publishing a series of essays on the Russian history produced by the French political and financial analyst Julien Paolantoni. Originally published by the Global Research two years ago, this piece may acquire a new reading now when the whole world got inspired or indignated (not indifferent anyway) […]
PART ONE: a preliminary excursion in ancient history 1204 – The Eastern Crusade of Pope Innocent III: Most people mistakenly believe that the Crusades only happened in the Middle-East and that they were only directed at Islam. This is false. In fact, while the official excuse for western imperialism at […]
For the average person, the term “Byzantium” evokes a number of negative associations: Eastern despotism, political intrigues, backwardness, etc. These memes are firmly rooted in public opinion, in the guise of proven historical facts. However, this generally accepted image of Byzantium,is, in fact, a fabricated one, that has been thrust […]