The fall of Constantinople 1453 / by Steven Runciman.

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  • Cambridge : University Press 1965
Physical description
xiv, 256 p., [4] p. of plates : ill., maps (1 fold.), ports. 23 cm.
ISBN
  • 0521061652
Local notes
  • Bookplate: Donated by Rt. Rev. Daniel J. Mullins, Bishop Emeritus of Menevia, 2010.
Notes
  • Includes bibliography (p. 236-245) and index.
Contents
  • 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.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English

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