The Fall of Constantinople 1453

Forside
Cambridge University Press, 13. sep. 1990 - 256 sider
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This classic account shows how the fall of Constantinople in May 1453, after a siege of several weeks, came as a bitter shock to Western Christendom. The city's plight had been neglected, and negligible help was sent in this crisis. 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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Review: The Fall of Constantinople 1453 (Canto)

Brukerevaluering  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Post-modernist historians will tell you that there are no such things as historical turning points or watersheds, but (as in so many other things) they are mistaken, and one of history's great ... Les hele vurderingen

Review: The Fall of Constantinople 1453 (Canto)

Brukerevaluering  - Mel Foster - Goodreads

I read this book about 25 years ago. It was as good as I remembered! Runciman does a good job explaining the historical events as well as the legends and superstitions--the hagiographic interpretation ... Les hele vurderingen

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Sir Steven Runciman (1903 2000) was the pre-eminent historian of the Crusades and the Byzantine Empire. His acclaimed History of the Crusades was first published from 1951 4.

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