You had to bring that up didn't you? The Byzantine Empire was in decline years before that. The Muslims were barely driven back from the gates of Constantinople not even a century after Muhammed's death.
posted on 10/07/2003 10:44:42 AM PDT
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Well it was nice of the West to help out instead of also attacking the Empire at the same time (and that was beack when their was no Cath/Orth division).
posted on 10/07/2003 5:54:01 PM PDT
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