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Really enjoying Netflix ‘Rise of Empires: Ottoman’ series. It’s really well done.

Now can we please have TV series on:

Justinian and Theodora

The Iconoclasm Controversy

The First Crusade

The Fourth Crusade

Please could someone make this happen? Give the people the Byzantine history they deserve.

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A little tidbit, “Defend Europe” and “Western Civilization” are Alt-Right rallying cries, and should never be associated with Crusaders, especially since both were developed by fascists, who if the Teutonic Order being an enemy of the Nazi German state is any indication, they are not aligned in the slightest. Western Civilization in particular was fabricated by Imperial British, the most evil empire in recorded human history, to justify their colonization, theft, rape, and genocide of non British. So, if you want to partake of Crusader content avoid this BS and stay safe.

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From Evagrius Scholasticus’ Ecclesiastical History (AD 431-594), translated by E. Walford (1846). Book 4, chapter XXIX, “Pestilence”.

The beginning of the pestilence

Two years after the capture of Antioch by the Persians, a pestilence broke out, in some respects similar to that described by Thucydides, in others widely different. It took its rise from Aethiopia, as is now reported, and made a circuit of the whole world in succession, leaving, as I suppose, no part of the human race unvisited by the disease.

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The Foundation Stone is the rock the Second Jewish Temple was built, and later the Dome of the Rock.

It bears great significance in the Abrahamic religions as the place where God created the world and the first human, Adam. It is also believed to be the site where Abraham attempted to sacrifice his son, and as the place where God’s divine presence is manifested more than in any other place, towards which Jews turn during prayer. The site’s great significance for Muslims derives from traditions connecting it to the creation of the world and the belief that Muhammad’s Night Journey to heaven started from the rock at the center of the structure.

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