Isidore, the Metropolite of Kyiv and All Ruthenia is one of the most prominent figures in the European history of the 15th century. The influence of his ideas and activities is still felt today, even though his name and the legacy the Muscovites have been trying to erase from the annals for centuries. Why did he irritate them so much?...
There are about 15 eyewitness accounts of the siege and fall of Constantinople in 1453. "The Tale on the taking of Constantinople by the Turks" written by Nestor-Iskander clearly stands out among the others. But it provides more questions than answers.
Why are the events of the 15th century still important for us today?