Eastern Roman (“Byzantine”) Scholarship

In this post we present selected parts of the classic article titled “Byzantine Scholarship“, by Robert Browning (1964). Continue reading “Eastern Roman (“Byzantine”) Scholarship”

The Hagia Sophia issue: Turkey’s test of civilization

By Taner Akçam

Basically, the whole Hagia Sophia affair can be summed up with the phrases “improper” or “a shame”. But I think that the audience whom I am addressing do not possesses the cultural delicacy to find these words meaningful. For their sakes, it would better to formulate it in a frank manner that they could more easily understand: the deed that is being performed in regard to Hagia Sophia is a clear show of barbarism. Continue reading “The Hagia Sophia issue: Turkey’s test of civilization”

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