Lars Brownworth on The Byzantine Empire

Author: Lars Brownworth
Book: Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization

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Lars Brownworth, author of LOST TO THE WEST: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization, discusses the great historical significance of the Byzantine Empire. Filled with unforgettable stories of emperors, generals, and religious patriarchs, as well as fascinating glimpses into the life of the ordinary citizen, "Lost to the West" reveals how much we owe to this empire that was the equal of any in its achievements, appetites, and enduring legacy.



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message 1: by Fil (last edited Oct 18, 2011 01:09AM)

Fil "Before his astonished eyes, a great cross appeared", "Crist himself appeared", "The foolish emperor had played right into his enemy's hands.", "in Bethlehem, she (Helena) built the Church of the Nativity over the site of Christ's birth", "in Jerusalem, she (Helena again) miraculously discovered the True Cross": quoted here are a few examples of this guy's writing and the reason why I stopped reading this book at page 16.

I hope he does not expect me to believe that an actual cross appeared in the sky; or that where Jesus was born (if he was born) is a findable place (hint: when an Imperial mother goes on search of something, an Imperial mother usually finds it); what about the foolish emperor? Why was he foolish? The way Lars writes leads me to believe that Licinius was foolish because he was a pagan... OK; and finding the true cross? I am wont to believe people are not gullible to the point of believing such drivel. Good day to you Mr. Brownworth.

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