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The Fall of Constantinople 1453
by Steven Runciman


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9781107604698
  • ISBN-10: 1107604699
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: March 2012
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds

Series: Canto Classics

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Books > History > Europe - Greece
Books > History > Middle East - Turkey & Ottoman Empire

 
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