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The Fall of Constantinople 1453

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  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107604698

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  • 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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    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107604698
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 138 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    List of figures
    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

  • Author

    Steven Runciman

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