Fall of Constantinople and Byzantine Scholars in Renaissance Italy — the Fertile Soil out of Which the Modern World Emerged

depiction of the Siege of Constantinople in 1453
Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II ‘the Conqueror’ (r.1444–1446, 1451–1481), painted by Gentile Bellini

“The spider is curtain-bearer in the palace of Chosroes,
The owl sounds the relief in the castle of Afrasiyab.”

-Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, quoting Saadi Shirazi (1210–1292)

School of Athens — with Plato and Aristotle in the center (fresco by Raphael in the Apostolic Palace, Vatican City (1511))

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