Lars Brownworth

Lars Brownworth

Lars Brownworth is the author of Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization.

The Hagia Sophia Should Remain a Beacon to All

The Hagia Sophia Should Remain a Beacon to All

On July 10th, Turkish President Recep Erdoğan undid the symbolic roots of his republic by declaring that the Hagia Sophia, a sixth-century Byzantine structure, would be converted from a museum to a mosque. The first Islamic service in the building is scheduled for July 24th. The international response was a

Lars Brownworth
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