>No writers of note. >No relevant philosophers. >Zero contributions to art and literature

>No writers of note
>No relevant philosophers
>Zero contributions to art and literature
>Zero contributions to humanity in the form of inventions or scientific discoveries
Any books about this shithole and why they were so irrelevant despite their size?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >why they were so irrelevant despite their size
    "Blueprint" by Plomin and "The Science of Human Intelligence" by Haier et al.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah Nietzsche on slave morality

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    homosexual OP aside what are some good books from the Byzantine Empire?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Alexiad

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They had very good technology, according to libshit logic they should have become an ever expanding leading superpower.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anything from the Roman Empire is automatically part of the Byzantine Empire. Your statement is thereby false.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is the empire that made Christianity a thing, and by consequence, Islam a thing. All Christian art/architecture stems back to them, as well as Islamic art and architecture.

      The Islamic "Golden Age" was basically just rehashed Greek technology taken from the Byzantines. The "Italian Renaissance" also owes its foundation to the Byzantines.

      It's so easy to literally google any of this shit. They were literally the main power in Europe for almost 1000 years.

      If you're super fedora athiest then you're free to onions out about it but other than that it's more so showing your lack of knowledge.

      It's understandable though seeing as the Byzantines were basically memoryholed so that Christians-turned-Athiests of the Enlightenment period could LARP as the successors to Ancient (Pagan) Rome

      Such a cultural backwater that their only sad attempt at a defense is to claim continuity from a different empire, not based on any continuity of language, religion, culture, ethnicity, et al, but as a governmental outpost.

      Also unsurprising that a governance which at its height spent centuries considering whether art is inherently wicked and should all be destroyed did kind of a lousy job leaving behind anything except maybe a few drawings of jeebus which slid through the cracks.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >>No writers of note
    i like procopius and attaleiates

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Add Psellos and Kekavmenos.

      https://i.imgur.com/SwYQI0X.jpg

      >No writers of note
      >No relevant philosophers
      >Zero contributions to art and literature
      >Zero contributions to humanity in the form of inventions or scientific discoveries
      Any books about this shithole and why they were so irrelevant despite their size?

      Look up University of Constantinople.
      use google translate to read:
      https://www.orthodoxtimes.gr/pandidaktirio-magnavras-to-archaiotero-panepistimio-tis-evropis/
      https://chilonas.com/2021/01/24/https-wp-me-p1op6y-eod/

      read the following authors for ERE influence on European civilization:
      Meyendorff
      Paul Lemerle
      ER Dodds
      Fergus Millar
      Ostrogorsky
      Vasiliev
      Geanakoplos [Byzantine East & Latin West]
      Setton Byzantine influence on Italian Renaissance

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Italian Renaissanxe was due to Plethon lmao not anyone else. ERE was a shithole with 99% poor dilapidated provinces and flooded Greece with immigrants

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Is this some sort of lazy way of learning where you just say things so someone else can go through the effort of educating you?

          Sorry bro, you're not worth the captcha

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Concession accepted anatolian monkey

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Concession accepted anatolian monkey

          [...]
          Such a cultural backwater that their only sad attempt at a defense is to claim continuity from a different empire, not based on any continuity of language, religion, culture, ethnicity, et al, but as a governmental outpost.

          Also unsurprising that a governance which at its height spent centuries considering whether art is inherently wicked and should all be destroyed did kind of a lousy job leaving behind anything except maybe a few drawings of jeebus which slid through the cracks.

          Central Europe's most proud moment is the bloodbath and rapefest known as the French Revolution 336 years after the fall of the ERE.
          You're probably a protestant Black person or a muslim abdul seething with jealousy.
          Now shut the frick up.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Some gay nobles having to face the consequences of their mistreatment of the commons and abdication of obligations three and a half centuries later on the other side of Europe is a weird way of defending an otherwise indefensible realm.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is the empire that made Christianity a thing, and by consequence, Islam a thing. All Christian art/architecture stems back to them, as well as Islamic art and architecture.

    The Islamic "Golden Age" was basically just rehashed Greek technology taken from the Byzantines. The "Italian Renaissance" also owes its foundation to the Byzantines.

    It's so easy to literally google any of this shit. They were literally the main power in Europe for almost 1000 years.

    If you're super fedora athiest then you're free to onions out about it but other than that it's more so showing your lack of knowledge.

    It's understandable though seeing as the Byzantines were basically memoryholed so that Christians-turned-Athiests of the Enlightenment period could LARP as the successors to Ancient (Pagan) Rome

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >This is the empire that made Christianity a thing, and by consequence, Islam a thing. All Christian art/architecture stems back to them
      That comes before the Byzantine period in Late Antiquity.
      >The "Italian Renaissance" also owes its foundation to the Byzantines.
      Highly overrated. It was the society, patronage and thinking which was significantly different from Byzantium which produced it and it started a century before the Greek scholars even started coming in large numbers.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >That comes before the Byzantine period in Late Antiquity.
        If you're going to claim this can you explain who made Christianity big in the known world back then if it wasn't the Byzantines?
        >Highly overrated. It was the society, patronage and thinking which was significantly different from Byzantium which produced it and it started a century before the Greek scholars even started coming in large numbers.
        You don't need Greek scholars to come in large numbers. We're not talking about China. We're talking about a region next door that was ruled by the Romans for over a millennium. Where do you think their "society" and "thinking" came from?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >who made Christianity big in the known world back then if it wasn't the Byzantines?
          The Romans in the 4th century.
          >Where do you think their "society" and "thinking" came from?
          It came from urban Northern Italy. It didn't have any parallel in the East.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            ok
            so essentially both your answers point to Greece.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Rome = Greece
            >People who are politically and socially disconnected from Greece = Greece
            Are you moronic perchance

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah Romanland by Kaldellis. Really all you need.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Byzantine scholars fleeing to Italy are credited as one of the origins of the Renaissance, and a sizeable amount of Islamic scholarship and technology were based on Byzantine scholarship and technology.

    We just don't hear about them because Western Europe was dominated by the Catholic Church, which had cut itself off from the Orthodox Church politically and culturally.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      also the protestants that hated monasticism and wanted to divorce monks from studying, translating, and commenting on pretty much every scientific document they could get their hands on.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That definitely hurt as well, since so much of Byzantine scholarship was carried by its monks. The only thing that students are taught about them is the invention of Cyrillic (if even that).

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