The Fall of Constantinople 1453

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 13, 1990 - History - 256 pages
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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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I first read this book about 25 years ago, and looked it up again. It was as good as I remembered! Runciman does a good job explaining the historical events as well as the legends and superstitions ... Read full review

Contents

IV
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V
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VI
48
VII
60
VIII
73
IX
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X
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XI
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XIII
133
XIV
145
XV
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XII
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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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