Five Women of Byzantium
About the Book
The history of the pre-11th century Byzantine Empire introduces an important chapter in mankind’s quest for a better future for it presents the courageous, determined effort of the Byzantines to succeed and emphasizes the indomitable part of human nature. Their acts were often not consistent with what we characterize as conforming to a reasonable moral standard, but they do cater to an understood necessity. They are demonstrably the morality required to attain a meaningful objective.
As a consequence, the period has been swept into the ‘Dark Ages’, where it does not belong, for it truly was a period of Renaissance. Women played a significant part in the evolution of mankind for they often saved mankind from disaster. That their decisions were tough and not too different than those we must make today is clear.
About the Author
Dr. Robert Englekirk applies his creative engineering capabilities (Getty Brentwood, Horton Plaza) to an assessment of the history of the Byzantine Empire. His goal was to discover how these people were able to advance civilization in an otherwise ‘Dark Age.’