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Some of my favorite parts were the descriptions of the Sultan’s Janissaries, and the work of Urban, the canon builder that Constantine turned away, and who Mehmet was only too eager to hire.

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To view it, click here. Only a few historians write in a way that transports the reader to the subject time, place, and people the way Sir Runciman has in this little volume. Mar 17, Nidhi Jakhar rated it it was amazing.

Mehmed II was a renaissance cinstantinopla who spoke a half dozen languages, loved science and poetry but was still sufficiently despotic to impale all his enemies when so peeved. Books by Steven Runciman. Though Constantinople was gloriously resurrected and had a population 10 times greater within 30 years, its magnificent Byzantine Civilization was over.

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Return to Book Rnuciman. Mar 13, Daniel Morgan rated it really liked it Shelves: First published inthis is by no means the latest re-telling of this event, but its ability to stand caia test of time certainly reinforces that it is one of, if not outright, the best.

Constantinople fell not because the Ottomans were the strongest empire in the world. I have started a new book but I am still tugging on to and have read the last four pages three times already.

Neglected and mistrusted by Catholic Europe, and absorbed in its own problems, help was too little and too late in coming. The author makes a number of unusual writing choices – at times he references “the Arab caliphate” – you know, the one-and-only! This focus, combined with Runciman’s yet again beautiful prose, makes for gripping reading, particularly in the chapters describing the actual siege of the city. I read it as an audio book and the delivery was brilliantly done by the reader Charlton Griffin.


No trivia or quizzes yet. I just cannot tear myself away from the book, such is it’s hold over me. The truth is, as any avid student of history knows, never that black and white. I didn’t see that in this book. He was fair to both sides of the story, but didn’t fail to criticize characters in history that he constantinpola flawed. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Moreover, the book’s first chapter is the single best condensed explanation of the split between the Western and Eastern churches, as well as the reasons for their failure to reunite in the years leading up to Amazon Second Chance Donar, intercambiar, dar una segunda vida.

This classic account shows how the fall of Constantinople in Mayafter a siege of several weeks, came as a bitter shock to Western Christendom.

A timely The Fall of Constinonple is in my top 5 saddest cinstantinopla events. Published by Reino de Redonda first published Runciman brings the history alive before the eyes and nowhere it falls into traps of partiality or ambiguity.

He wanted to know about a musical piece that I recommended to him many years ago. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want csida read. But if you have a passing familiarity with the context and want to read an awesome book about political drama, treason and betrayal, naval battles, desperate sieges, huge walls, Greek fire, and lb cannon balls, give this book a shot.

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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.

Many calculated, with reason, that the West would never be willing or able to send help. Nov 15, Josh Friedlander rated it liked it Shelves: Books by Steven Runciman. It is a must have for ancient history libraries and a must read for historians wishing to communicate historical lessons in writing. The Turks come out of this book pretty barbaric, it should be born in mind that this was an era where witches and heretics were burning on the stake, so while we admire the roman heroism, try not to let cultural prejudices cloud conwtantinopla eyes.

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Xe a los voluntarios desplazados a Constantinopla a defender a la ciudad sitiada: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Constantinople was in a steady decline since Christian crusaders s This is an often harrowing account of the bitter end of the Byzantine empire, that eastward extension of the Roman Imperium.

Lists with This Book. Beautifully written account of fall of what was left of Byzantium, despite gallant defense by Greeks, Italians and a lone Scot.

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I wish though that there was more stories on Russia and prince Vladimir that became the new headquarters of the orthodox Christians. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

On page 58 there is a rather long and unusual description of the Sultan’s physical features: Constantjnopla siege that occurred in was an epic contest, ending with the Turk’s capture and sack of what is now Istanbul. His history of the Crusades is a bit better in this respect.

Published November 30th by Cambridge University Press first published It may even mark the tussle and conflicts between Islam and Christianity, which continues to this day. Productos Reacondicionados Precios bajos en productos revisados por Amazon. Feb 17, Jenn rated it it was amazing.

Sir Steven Runciman had an unique talent for conveying historical information with a flair. On page 75 the author almost approaches something resembling historical methodology by talking about the different figures given for the size of the Turkish army – but then declares the unnamed and uncited Italian accounts more reliable with no explanation whatsoever. The Fall of Constinonple is in my top 5 saddest historical events.