John Norwich about iconoclasm emergence in the Byzantine empire

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The known British historian Dzhulius John Norwich in the book "History of the Byzantine empire: From the basis of Constantinople before state crash" submits the most detailed review of history of the Byzantine empire since its first days and to tragic death. Byzantines were extremely religious society in which practically there was no illiteracy and in which many emperors were famous for learning; society which kept the most part of heritage of the Greek and Roman Antiquity those dark centuries when light of the doctrine in the West almost died away; and, at last, society which created the such...