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

Brukerevaluering  - Grant - Goodreads

Runciman's classic account of the Turkish capture of the last remnant of the Byzantine Empire excels at placing the actual fall in 1453 in three contexts: the decline of the Byzantines, the rise of ... Les hele vurderingen

Review: The Fall of Constantinople 1453

Brukerevaluering  - Matthew Hall - Goodreads

NEEDS MORE MAPS. This reminds me of the peculiar links between portions of my reading habits. I am still pondering finishing Tim Powers' Drawing of the Dark, which puts a mystical twist on the fall of ... 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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