Attila lost little time in seeking to take revenge for the unexpected blow which had been dealt him. He again came forward as the champion of the Augusta Honoria, claiming her as his affianced bride, and invaded Italy in the following year (A.D. 452). Continue reading “Huns in Italy – Death of Attila”
Since their entry into Europe the Huns had changed in some important ways their life and institutions. They were still a pastoral people; they did not learn to practise tillage; but on the Danube and the Theiss the nomadic habits of the Asiatic steppes were no longer appropriate or necessary. Continue reading “Justa Grata Honoria and Attila – The Hunnic Invasion of Gaul”
In the late twelfth-early thirteenth century, the Byzantine Empire experienced one of the most complicated periods in its millennial history. Its foreign relations were particularly difficult. Continue reading “The Roman Empire (“Byzantium”) under severe political crisis (late 12th-early 13th c.) – War at every front”
While Africa was being lost, Aetius was busily engaged in defending Gaul against the encroachments of the Salian Franks in the north, and the Visigoths and Burgundians in the south. Continue reading “The Anglo-Saxon Conquest of Britain – Attila the Hun”
How can it be proved that Christ is God?
Let’s not try to answer this basic question with the argument of the creation of Heaven and earth, because the unbeliever will not accept it. If we tell him that He resurrected from the dead, healed the blind, chased out demons, neither then will he agree. If we tell him that He promised the resurrection of the dead, the kingdom of Heaven and inexpressible goods, then not only will he not agree, but he will laugh as well. Continue reading “Saint John Chrysostom: The Triumph of the Church – How can it be proved that Christ is God?”
The great Nile river in a manner unites Egypt to that region of the world which we have called a “waist” of land, and, by way of the Red Sea, the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean are placed geographically close to each other. Continue reading “The Trade-Routes between Rome and India – Egypt and the sea-route to India”