However, in the following centuries the Eastern Church twice acknowledged the supremacy of Rome. But temporary bandaging can cover a gaping wound, but are not able to heal her. And the wound, which is nine centuries ago jointly caused the Christian church, Cardinal Humbert and the Patriarch Michael Cerularius, continues to bleed today. Despite a number of catastrophic failures that marred the reign of Constantine Monomakh, life for the capital of intellectual and creative elite certainly was extremely enjoyable - especially in comparison with the way it was for many previous years. The emperor, for all its faults had a sense of style, actively contributed to the development of arts and sciences. Constantine liked to surround himself with people who have a genuine scholarship and had sizable capacity. Of these, the most remarkable was Michael Psellus: historian, politician, philosopher - in fact, the most outstanding scholar of his time, a few cut above the rest. (Unfortunately, it is also characterized by selfishness, vanity, hypocrisy and duplicity; inform them of the era information is not always reliable.) Among his fellow intellectuals from the inner circle of the emperor were lawyer John Ksifilin, which said that he carries in his head of the whole body of the laws of the empire; his old teacher, poet and scholar John Mavropus and First Minister Konstantin Likhud. Basically these people obliged to Byzantium in the middle of the XI. its cultural renaissance. And it is thanks to them in 1045 accomplished the revival of Constantinople University.
Sun and Candlelight
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