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The Passion of the Greeks: Christianity and the Rape of the Hellenes

by Vallianatos, Evaggelos G

First Edition

Price: $49.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA

  • Seller Inventory #: 013445
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: New
  • Jacket condition: New
  • Illustrator: Illustrated
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 1593860390
  • ISBN 13: 9781593860394
  • Publisher: Clock & Rose Press
  • Place: Harwich Port
  • Date published: 2006

Harwich Port: Clock & Rose Press, 2006. First edition. 8vo. Cloth binding, 245 pp. Illustrated with two maps of Ancient Greece in color. This book tells the secret story of the conflict between Greeks and Christians in late antiquity, especially from the fourth to the sixth centuries. It reveals how Christianity, assisted and funded by the Roman Empire, conspired to kill the Greeks whom it had dehumanized, branding them idolaters and pagans. Christianity’s genocidal policies against the Greeks and their civilization almost succeeded; the "converted" Greeks were forced to abandon even their name and call themselves Romans from the fifth to the nineteenth centuries. Moreover, the Christianization of Greece was a catastrophe that precipitated the fall of Rome and engendered the dark ages of Western civilization. The Christians made Greece a cemetery, which quite unintentionally preserved the aftermath of their murder and genocide. At a time of religious conflict between Christianity and Islam, this book highlights the intolerant nature of monotheism. It tells a story never told before, opening the possibility we may get closer to the Greeks, understanding their passion and their achievements. The Greeks resisted Christianity for centuries. Like god Prometheus who gave them fire and the arts, so did the Greeks create our world through the Renaissance, which brought to light the remnants of Greek culture long ago buried by Christianity. New in new dustjacket.. First Edition. Cloth. New/New. Illus. by Illustrated. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.