Vladimir Putin

Renison, Right Reverend Robert J.

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A description of a first view of the Mediterranean Sea: "a little ocean of molten history." The history of Constantinople. The church of Saint Sophia, in some detail. The story of the Eastern Empire, little known to Western people. The rise of Islam. The story of the Crusades. A little-known story in Christian history involving ancient Venice. The great intellectual battle between the Western and the Grecian Church. The fall of the Greek Empire. The conquest of Constantinople not an unrelieved tragedy, and how that is so. A lesson for the Christian nations of the world today of strength in unity.