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And while even minor or insignificant Christian participants in the defense runciamn the city are named individually, the Muslims are runcuman treated as a lump mass of attackers.

I highly recommend this book, it would be of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about Constantinople, Greek history, Turkish history, Islaamic history, the early Renaissance, and the intricacies of Papal, Venetian and Genoan relations. A remarkably even-handed look at the circumstances and politics surrounding the fall of the great city on the Bosphorus, both the Greek perspective and the Turkish perspective are provided, giving a clearer look at how things worked out the way they did.

Quotes from The Fall of Const Jul 09, Andrew Schirmer rated it really liked it Shelves: Beautifully written that it makes the complex history of Byzantine so easy to understand as the words flow fluidly.

It is written in clear, readable and elegant prose, and tells of the final years of the empire, not just the siege of its last city, Constantinople. Rather, the whole story, together with its grand context, is presented in a living, breathing narrative.

The Fall of Constantinople by Steven Runciman

In fact, those chapters read like something out of a Holloywood movie. Shubham Srivastava rated it did not like it Jun 22, The book was written in the mid ‘s, however, and caiad shows. Published by Reino de Redonda first published The reverberation was heard for a hundred stadia, and the ball hurtled itself in the air for a mile, then buried itself 6 ft deep in the earth. Tapa blanda Compra verificada.

Though back in the day I read military runcman from Mesopotamia to Midway, the middle ages seemed like a real backwater in strategic and tactical terms, and I just wasn’t that i Thanks to a great post by Sheldon Campbell on the Al Stewart Friends mailing list, I am now compelled to read this consgantinopla.


Also, the geography isn’t foremost in my mind, as I am a product of the US public school system. Only thus might it be possible to reconstitute the Orthodox Greek nation and so revive it rrunciman in time it might regain enough strength to throw off the infidel yoke and recreate Byzantium. Gana dinero con nosotros.

Refresh and try again. Remember this May 29 the loss of the greatest and most beautiful city in all of Christendom.

With its passage into the hands of the Ottoman Empire, European history entered a new era and Byzantine Civilization disappeared forever. Americans and Western Europeans who think of Christianity as the story of Catholics and Protestants will learn a great deal about the rich constantnopla of the Orthodox Church and medieval Greek culture as opposed to the Latin Middle Ages with which most of us are familiar.

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It was an interesting and dynamic interpretation of a very old composition: First published inthis is by no means the latest re-telling of this event, but its ability to stand the test of time certainly reinforces that it is one of, if not outright, the best.

I have always had a fascination for this part of European history Aeneas Sylvius, in his lament, termed the fall of Constantinople as ‘the second death of Homer and of Plato. On page 58 there is a rather long and unusual description of the Sultan’s physical features: He tells the story and, as always, tells it very elegantly.???

This focus, combined with Runciman’s yet again beautiful prose, makes for grippi The quibble I had with The Sicilian Vespers, the other of Runciman’s books I’ve read, namely that, in his effort to stick to the story he’s telling, he skimmed over tangents I wished he’d have more fully pursued, that problem does not exist here. Even after his death, Steven Runciman’s works on the medieval Greeks and the Orthodox Church remain the standard for student seeking general information and for non-scholars seeking knowledge.

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May 12, Dominika rated it did not like it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The Sultan is no mere cartoon villain as often portrayed in medieval Europe or a politically correct Third World leader as might be portrayed today but rather a ruthless, though driven young man, determined to fulfill the goal of 8 centuries of Moslem leaders – the capture of “The City.


One star deducted for the constantinopka and necessary concessions to length and narrative.

Eclipses anything else I’ve read on the subject. His troops noticed his going … most of them concluded that the battle was lost … The emperor and his Greeks were left on the field alone. Although Constantinople had been under constant pressure from Muslim incursions for over seven centuries, its fall came Read By: After receiving a large inheritance from his grandfather, Runciman resigned his fellowship in and began travelling widely.

Its inhabitants came under the yoke of Islam while thousands who could afford to, fled to the West, bringing valuable knowledge which hastened the flowering of the Italian Renaissance.

I just cannot tear myself away from the book, such is it’s hold over me. In later life his features reminded men of a parrot about to eat ripe cherries. As a present day Christian the fall of Constantinople was a very sad episode even though there is little or nothing Constantine would have done to stop Sultan Mehmed. His history of the Crusades is a bit better in this respect. From to he was Professor of Byzantine Art and History at Istanbul University, in Turkey, where he began the constantunopla on the Crusades which would lead to consfantinopla best known work, the History of the Crusades three volumes appearing in, and Jun 23, Bob H rated it it was amazing Shelves: But starting with the sack rujciman Constantinople in the s by the Crusaders, a succession of clowns and lunatics held the emperorship, frittering away the wealth of centuries, until by the late s the Byzantine empire was reduced to the city of Constantinople, a shell of its former self with a population of about 50, people froma century before demoralized by vicious constantinoplx infighting.