- Paperback: 270 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; New Ed edition (13 Sept. 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521398320
- ISBN-13: 978-0521398329
- Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2.2 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 362,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Fall of Constantinople 1453 (Canto) Paperback – 13 Sep 1990
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'Once again Sir Steven Runciman demonstrates his mastery of historical narrative … an excellent tale, full of suspense and pathos … He tells the story and, as always, tells it very elegantly.' History
'Runciman [is] eminently accessible and readable.' Evangelicals Now
This classic account shows how the fall of Constantinople in 1453 came as a bitter shock to Western Christendom. To the Turks, victory not only brought a new imperial capital, but guaranteed that their empire would last. To the Greeks, the conquest meant the end of the civilisation of Byzantium and led to the exodus of scholars stimulating the tremendous expansion of Greek studies in the European Renaissance.
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I should also mention John Julius's trilogy on Byzantium which is an extremely readable and entertaining book.
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