Indeed, can't that be the reason of coldness between the Englishmen and the Scots? Or the French and the Spanish? Deadly feud of the Serbians, Albanians and Croats also has asource? Let alone the Germans – dislike towards them is well known, it is even mentioned in proverbs and sayings. What if even centuries-old confrontation of North and South in Italy or France has its explanation?..Historical subjects mentioned in this book were established late in the Middle Ages,during the epoch of great geographical discoveries, when colonialism first appeared. Conquestof countries and nations became widespread and required justification or invention of official“myths”, to put it more preciously, where glorious West had all honors.It was useful to spread ignorance. Ignorance and people's trust helped the rulers carryout political adjustments on the Eurasian continent and in the rest of the world – theydetermined the enemies and launched wars. Because it is known since Rome that if a nation isdeprived of its history, in two generations it is to turn into a crowd and in another twogenerations it can be ruled as a herd. And the main peculiarity of a human herd is that it never threatens its shepherd. Quite the opposite – it admires them…“History is the whole of crimes, madness and disasters”, - said Voltaire, the French philosopher. In the XVIII century Edward Gibbon, the English historian, had a rootedobjection to it: “History is something more than a list of crimes, madness and disasters”. Andhe was absolutely right: it is not the list of events that teaches and enlightens people; it is theknowledge that does it.Knowledge is akin to birth of the spirit…The Europeans started to distort the truth of themselves at least one thousand yearsago when the Church was divided between East and West. The Byzantine Emperor was sittingon the throne but dared not suggest anything – the power of the master of Mediterranean wasslowly disappearing. Those were his final days. Events, moving to an inevitable end point,reached the climax later, in two centuries, when the crusaders captured Constantinople and thePope obtained all the power. History was kind of changing, those days it became noticeablefor new postulates.Having declared the Second Rome, the Pope declared Byzantium a colony, andEastern Europe – the area of his interest. That was the first and a very obvious declaration of intentions to divide the world. Eurasian vastness has changed at that very moment – the ideaof aggression appeared. The idea of world domination!In 1204 Tsargrad became the capital of the Latin Empire, the Second Rome, that was,according to the Pope's plans, extend the boundaries of the Western Church up to Siberia…The word “empire” reappeared in Europe; again Rome performed the part of the leader inworld politics. Everything seemed to be as it was a thousand years ago.But we should mention that Europe was becoming
not Roman.And that was the essence of all changes: not the rebirth of the emperor, butstrengthening of the Pope's power was considered as the most important event by winning politicians. The world should obey to the Church – they desired to perpetuate its domination.That was a brand new stroke of policy; it bore omens of many coming events in the future.