Hesychasm and Humanism: The Palaeologous Renaissance (1)

By Leonid Ouspensky
When the Greeks regained Constantinople in 1261, the state was in complete ruin. Destitution and epidemics are everywhere. Civil wars are raging (three in one generation). Meanwhile, Emperor Michael VIII Palaeologus sought negotiations with Rome (the Union of Lyons in 1274)….

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