«Money in the Roman Republic»

What the Occident owes to the Orient

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When the first Crusaders set out for Jerusalem, Europe was a continent of illiterate peasants and soldiers. But despite all the slaughter, these hostile expeditions resulted in a cultural exchange between the Orient and the Occident. This exchange promoted the intellectual development of what was then backward Europe. We have been profiting from it to this day.

 

What the Occident owes to the Orient