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The Fall of Constantinople 1453

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

This account shows how the fall of Constantinople in May 1453, after a siege of several weeks, came as a bitter shock to Western Christendom.

Synopsis:

While their victory ensured the Turks' survival, the conquest of Constantinople marked the end of Byzantine civilization for the Greeks, by triggering the scholarly exodus that caused an influx of Classical studies into the European Renaissance.

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-245) and index.

Table of Contents

List of plates; List of figures; Preface; 1. The dying empire; 2. The rising sultanate; 3. The emperor and the sultan; 4. The price of Western aid; 5. Preparations for the siege; 6. The siege begins; 7. The loss of the Golden Horn; 8. Fading hope; 9. The last days of Byzantium; 10. The fall of Constantinople; 11. The fate of the vanquished; 12. Europe and the conqueror; 13. The survivors; Appendix I. Principal sources for a history of the fall of Constantinople; Appendix II. The churches of Constantinople after the conquest; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521398329
Author:
Runciman, Steven
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
History
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe - Western
Subject:
Europe - Greece
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Greece (Modern)
Subject:
Middle East - Turkey
Subject:
Istanbul
Subject:
Istanbul (Turkey)
Subject:
Istanbul (Turkey) History Siege, 1453.
Subject:
Istanbul (Turkey)--History--Siege, 1453 Istan
Subject:
World History-Greece
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Canto
Series Volume:
143
Publication Date:
19900931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 line diagrams 8 half-tones
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
8.46x5.50x.57 in. .76 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Byzantium
History and Social Science » World History » Byzantium

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Product details 270 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521398329 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This account shows how the fall of Constantinople in May 1453, after a siege of several weeks, came as a bitter shock to Western Christendom.
"Synopsis" by , While their victory ensured the Turks' survival, the conquest of Constantinople marked the end of Byzantine civilization for the Greeks, by triggering the scholarly exodus that caused an influx of Classical studies into the European Renaissance.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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