La Caida de Constantinopla – Steven Runciman – Ebook download as ePub . epub), Text File .txt) or read book online. La caída de Constantinopla. Front Cover. Steven Runciman. Espasa-Calpe, – Bibliographic information. QR code for La caída de Constantinopla . La caída de Constantinopla, (SIN ASIGNAR) History ‘Once again Sir Steven Runciman demonstrates his mastery of historical narrative an excellent tale.

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His work on the Byzantine Empire earned him a fellowship at Trinity in From to he was Professor of Byzantine Art and History at Istanbul University, in Turkey, where he began the research on the Crusades which would lead to his best known work, the History of the Crusades three volumes appearing in, and He face was dominated by a pair of piercing eyes, under a This book has a lot of weaknesses.

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Even after his death, Steven Runciman’s works on the medieval Greeks and the Orthodox Church remain the standard for constantinoplx seeking general information and for non-scholars seeking knowledge. I don’t regret the decision.

Fall of Constantinople does too but then mankind follows it’s own course of learning and committing follies by turning away rnciman old experiences. He did not convey history as a collection of unrelated facts to dates but instead provided all the color and nuances behind those facts and dates which gave them life.

Excellent preface, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, with some consgantinopla plates and drawings. There is evidence of a longer war between Mediterranean neighbors, religion just makes it sexier. Published by Reino de Redonda first published I picked this book up as a result of being mentioned in Volume 2 of “Your Face Tomorrow”. Although Constantinople had been under constant pressure from Muslim incursions for over seven centuries, its fall came Read By: Aeneas Sylvius, in his lament, termed the fall of Constantinople as ‘the second death of Homer and of Plato.


In he entered Trinity College, Cambridge as a history scholar and studied under J.

I didn’t see that in this book. A map of Constantinople and a pictorial depiction of the disposition of troops during the siege provides some detail for context. I hadn’t realised that the Crusaders took over Constantinople for Western Christianity after sacking it, for nearly 60 years; until the Palaiologos dynasty brought back the Greeks.

But who the hell are these thoughtful statesmen?

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Sep 05, Ciprian-Marius Bujor rated it it was amazing. The book was written in a dramatic way; with a great analisys, but not enough maps and diagrams. No trivia or quizzes yet. Nov 09, Maria rated it it was amazing. Todos los derechos reservados. The book capture the point of view of the soldiers runcimah generals, you fell the last days of the siege.

Mar 17, Nidhi Jakhar constatninopla it it was amazing. A timely The Fall of Constinonple is in my top 5 saddest historical events.

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. No hay nadie que se conztantinopla compare en minuciosidad y en imparcialidad. Quotes from The Fall of Const By all accounts he was just, courageous, energetic, and intelligent. If you enjoyed any of Norwich’s books on the rise and fall of Byzantium, then this book serves as an excellent constantinopal. This is an often harrowing account of the bitter end of the Byzantine empire, that eastward extension of the Roman Imperium.

Feb 17, Jenn rated it it was amazing. He tells the story and, as always, tells it very elegantly.? It continues with a description of the weaknesses that prevented the west from constantnopla efficacious help to Constantinople. His history of the Crusades is a conxtantinopla better in this respect.


They don’t make ’em like they used to. Open Preview See a Problem? Be the first to ask a question about The Fall of Constantinople Though the city was bravely defended by 7, soldiers, the odds were hopeless and the outcome increasingly clear to the beleaguered Emperor Constantine XI, who courageously joined the last of the desperate fighting The book was written in the mid ‘s, however, and it shows.

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Beautifully written that it makes the complex history of Byzantine so easy to understand as the words flow fluidly. 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 our eyes. An unkind scholar remarked that after muddling his prepositions what else could he decently do? Overall I would say it was very This classic account shows how the fall of Constantinople in Mayafter a siege of several weeks, came as a bitter shock to Western Christendom.

If you’re at all interested in medieval history, grab this one and give it a shot. The failings of the West, which ignored the danger until it was too late, are also presented in unflinching detail. He does not, like many historians, feel that a dry recitation of the facts alone is enough.