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Review: The Fall of Constantinople 1453

User Review  - Victor Sabau - Goodreads

Very good narrative style, thoroughly readable even for non-scholars. Although apparently recent historical research has proven that some of Runciman's data is incorrect, that is just minor aspects, that don't take away anything from this outstanding work. Read full review

Review: The Fall of Constantinople 1453

User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

Fascinating narrative. (I visited Istanbul four months ago, though, so being able to picture the places referenced probably added to the experience.) Also, old-time history is awfully amusing. I like ... Read full review

Review: The Fall of Constantinople 1453

User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

Steven Runciman is an excellent authority on the Levant during the first half of the second millenium. This is a well written, enjoyable history of the fall of the Byzantine Empire. What I like about ... Read full review

Review: The Fall of Constantinople 1453

User Review  - Brent - Goodreads

I had to read this for an undergraduate history class in college and loved it. The section that describes what happened to the occupants of the city after the fall is very hard to get through, especially if you're a parent, but this is top quality history. Read full review

Review: The Fall of Constantinople 1453

User Review  - Andrew Schirmer - Goodreads

An extraordinarily cogent narrative, a page-turner that doesn't wear its erudition on its sleeve. One star deducted for the obvious and necessary concessions to length and narrative. Two hundred pages ... Read full review

Review: The Fall of Constantinople 1453

User Review  - Kihiroshi Hsieh - Goodreads

This short book about the final moment of the Eastern Roman empire is pretty touching. My only objection has been the subject is a little too narrow, it'd have been more interesting if it was about ... Read full review

Review: The Fall of Constantinople 1453

User Review  - Gustav Klimt - Goodreads

A beautiful book, and extremely valuable as long as you are aware of its limitations. Runciman believed in the art of turning history into readable narrative--something he does with remarkable skill ... Read full review

Review: The Fall of Constantinople 1453

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

A moving and brilliant account, exceedingly well-written, of the fall of the great city of Greek Rome, perhaps the greatest disaster for Christianity since the Crucifixion. Alas, this episode has not ... Read full review


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