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The center a long time used to be an period of serious alterations in civilization, a transition among precedent days and the fashionable international. Lasting approximately from A.D. 500 to 1500, the interval observed the expansion of the Roman Catholic Church in Western Europe and the unfold of the Islamic religion within the heart East. around the globe, empires-the Byzantine, Mongol, and Incan-rose and fell, and the 1st realms emerged in France, England, and Spain. regardless of the great thing about illuminated manuscripts, hovering Gothic cathedrals, and the literary classics of Augustine and Dante, Europe's civilization lagged a ways in the back of that of the technologically complicated, administratively prepared, and economically filthy rich nation-states of the Arab global, West Africa, India, and China.

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Followers still came to him, climbing a ladder along the side, and his many admirers included Roman emperors and bishops. After thirty years atop the pillar, Simeon died on September 2, 459. and other versions of the faith. Among his first opponents were the Manichaeans, and in this conflict Augustine found himself pitted against old friends. Some, such as Honoratus (for whom he wrote a book called On the Virtue of Believing in order to explain Christian faith), converted to Christianity; others, including Fortunatus—subject of a book by Augustine called Against Fortunatus the Manichee—did not.

Then he turned his attention to fighting back the Mongols, who were trying to invade the country from the northwest, and this took three years of his time. He then turned his attention to conquering central India, and by 1309 his forces had reached the southernmost tip of the subcontinent. Alexander II It had been centuries since any ruler had achieved this feat. ), the Greek conqueror who subdued more land in a shorter period of time than any general before or since. Alexander had special significance to India, since it was there that his wars of conquest had stopped.

Petersburg was named Nevsky Prospect in his honor. Over one hundred years later, by which time Russia had become the Soviet Union under the dictatorship of Josef Stalin, the country faced the threat of another German invasion—this time by the Nazis under Adolf Hitler. It was then that Eisenstein made his famous film, with a memorable musical score by the great composer Sergei Prokofiev. The scene of the “Battle on the Ice” was a compelling one, and it sent a warning that Hitler chose not to heed.

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