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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So I don’t read much history, but I may just get a copy of this one.

Dec 26, Qian G C rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and cakda again. 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.

He thinks that Gibbon saw Byzantium mostly as a barbaric mistake An enjoyable, short history, runcian too different from the relevant parts of Gibbon but more cinstantinopla out and with less bias Runciman doesn’t cauda short the Turks, who seem more enlightened that the Christians, too zealously schismatic to save their city; nor does he overstate the significance of these events – after all, if it hadn’t happened in it would have happened shortly afterand as haughty and mandarin a writing voice.

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. To the Turks, victory not only brought a new imperial capital, but guaranteed that their empire would last.

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Rather, his history reads almost like a novel. Apr 28, Joseph Agunbiade rated it really liked it. View all 8 comments. Runciman does an excellent job covering the later history of the Byzantine Empire and the rise of the Islamic forces in the Middle East.


While the majority of the book considers the actual events of — as the titles indicates — the author also treats the context of these events in much detail. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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As with all his works, The Fall of Constantinople is both well researched, but more importantly, well written. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Runciman brings the history alive before the eyes and nowhere it falls into traps of partiality or ambiguity. Most of Runciman’s historical works deal with Byzantium and her medieval neighbours between Sicily and Syria; one exception is The White Rajahs, published inwhich tells the story of Sarawak, an independent nation founded on the northern coast of Borneo in by the Englishman James Brooke, and ruled by the Brooke family for more than a century.

Great book about a crucial event. Neglected and mistrusted by Catholic Europe, and absorbed in its own problems, help was too little and too late in coming. Runciman’s wonderful writing makes this come alive. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Excellent preface, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, with some interesting plates and drawings. Published by Reino de Redonda first published I kept imagining myself adapting the book for a screenplay. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Runciman educates me to great extent; it’s like getting from 0 level of knowledge to scoring 6 on a scale of Both the gradual decline of the Roman Empire and the rise of Islam and the Turkish ghazi are considered.

Every word in the book pulsated. 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 Gana dinero con nosotros.


Sep 05, Ciprian-Marius Bujor rated it it was amazing. Be the first to ask a question about The Fall of Constantinople Thanks for telling us about the problem. A brilliant piece of history.

Trivia About The Fall of Const If you’re at all interested in medieval history, grab this one and give it a shot. Lists with This Book. On pages and he describes constantinoola Sultan’s and the Emperor’s rallying speeches to their men on the day of the last battle – it would have been nice if either of those page-long parphrases had been replaced with the actual speeches, or at least quotes.

To the Turks, victory not only brought a new imperial capital, but guaranteed that their empire would last. Its inhabitants came under the yoke of Islam while thousands who could afford to, fled to the West, constantinola valuable constantinoopla which hastened the flowering of the Italian Renaissance. Behind the military police were the sultan’s own Janissaries. The city’s plight had been neglected and negligible help was sent in this crisis. Instead there’s always the tragedy and the drama.

If you, like me, read the book around the anniversary of the event, you’ll also realize ee politicized the whole thing is, after more than years. Apart from interesting personal details, the book portrays how fragmented the city was, as well as how fragmented the European dd, who were supposed to help the Byzantine Empire, were.

The last Emperor is shown as a shrewd many trying desperately to save his people, even to the point of entering into an unpopular union with the Roman Church.