Ηow can we explain certain radical differences between Eastern and Western Europe, with their respective capitals at New Rome (Constantinople) and Old, given that both appear to be rooted in the very same cultural milieu (the world of Antiquity) that the West has for so long – and so exclusively – called “Mother”?

If there is an alternative history of Europe, is there an alternative way of interpreting Europe and her broader philosophical, political, social and cultural heritage? In other words, can the study of “Byzantium” constitute a pleasantly subversive activity on the threshold of the twenty-first century?

From David Turner’s Byzantium : The ‘alternative’ history of Europe – Read more

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