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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May 08, Garrett rated it it was amazing Shelves: No hay nadie que se le compare en minuciosidad y en imparcialidad. Both the gradual decline of the Roman Empire and the rise of Islam and the Turkish ghazi are considered.

At the corner of the Blachernae wall there washalf-hidden by a tower, a small sally-port known as the Kerkoporta … but someone rknciman from a sortie forgot to bar the little gate after him. Books by Steven Runciman.

By its very nature, the story of Constantinople’s fall is a much more focused one than the story of the many conquests and rebellions that marked medieval Sicily’s history. Mehmed II was a renaissance badass who spoke a half dozen dd, loved science and poetry but was still sufficiently despotic to impale all his enemies when so peeved.

The book capture constantinoplz point of view of the soldiers and generals, you fell the last days of the siege. Apr 03, Jonfaith rated it constantinnopla liked it Shelves: In a few hundred pages that simply flow, you will not only learn dunciman the state of the Byzantine Empire in its last few decades, as well as main events happening on the other side of the wall, that is, Turkish people getting closer and closer every day, but you will also appreciate how the twists and turns of events shaped the history of Constantinople and Istanbul as we know it.

After receiving a large inheritance from his grandfather, Runciman resigned his fellowship in and began travelling widely. Lists with This Book. I wish though that there was more stories on Russia and prince Vladimir that became the new headquarters of the orthodox Christians.

The Sultan is no mere cartoon villain as often portrayed in medieval Europe or a politically correct Third World leader as might be portrayed today but rather a ruthless, though driven young man, determined to fulfill the goal of 8 centuries of Moslem leaders – the capture of “The City. It wasn’t really my period. But if you have a passing familiarity with the context and want to read an awesome book about political drama, treason and betrayal, naval battles, desperate sieges, huge walls, Greek fire, and lb cannon balls, give this book a shot.


Victoria Adams rated it did not like it Jun 25, Mar 09, Bill Ward marked it as to-read Shelves: Runciman’s wonderful writing makes this come alive. From to he was Professor of Byzantine Art and History at Istanbul University, in Turkey, runviman he began the research on the Crusades which would lead to his best known work, the History of the Crusades three volumes appearing in, and And it turns out that TFoC is one of the most melodramatic stories in all history.

One of his central tenemants is the arbitrary nature of defining Constantinople’s fall as the ‘end’ of the Dark Ages, and he caixa a convincing job of making his point that many of the effects often ascribed to the fall had long been in process. Once under his thumb, he did try his best to bring semblance of peace and order within his empire by allowing Christians to maintain their identity to some extent.

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History is complex and tricky, and there aren’t really clear boundaries and lines where one era ends and another begins, but there’s a good argument to be made for calling May 29, the end of the Middle Ages; the last piece of the old Roman empire fell, cannon and gunpowder were shown to be the future cobstantinopla battle, the Catholic church, by failing to provide much meaningful support to the city against the Turks lost much prestige, and the land route from Europe to Asia was severed, pushing the search for a sea-route.

Apart from runicman personal details, the book portrays how fragmented the city was, as well as how fragmented the European powers, who were supposed to help the Byzantine Empire, were.

The Fall of Constantinople 1453

Be the first to ask a question about The Fall of Constantinople History ‘Once again Sir Steven Runciman demonstrates his mastery of historical narrative an excellent tale, full of suspense and pathos He tells the story and, as always, tells it very elegantly.

If you enjoyed any of Norwich’s books on the rise and fall of Byzantium, then this book serves as an excellent conclusion. Nov 09, Maria rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving….

Together trey tried to rally the Greeks, in vain … The gate was jammed with Christian soldiers trying to make their escape, as more and more Janissaries fell on them.


The city’s plight had been neglected, and negligible help was sent in this crisis. A bit dry, as historians of Runciman’s era tend to be, but not nearly as dry as those who came before. Caaida siege that occurred runcuman was an epic contest, ending with the Turk’s capture and sack of what is now Istanbul.

PaperbackCantopages. Only a few historians write in a way that transports the reader to the subject time, place, and people the way Sir Runciman has in this little volume. Though back in the day I read military history from Mesopotamia to Midway, the runcimwn ages seemed like a real backwater in strategic and tactical terms, and I just wasn’t that interested. The Eastern Empire in was a mere shadow of its once glorious self. With him was his gallant Spaniard who claimed to be his cousin, don Francisco of Toledo … Thephilus Palaeologus and faithful comrade-at-arms, John Dalmata.

Shubham Srivastava rated it did not like it Jun 22, Prime Now Entrega en 1 hora En miles de productos. On page 79 the author writes about the omens surrounding a possible conquest of Constantinople, with quotes taken from “the Tradition” of Islam – you know, hadiths have actual citations too, Sir Runciman.

Every word in the book pulsated. As a present day Christian the constantimopla of Constantinople was a very sad episode even though there is little or nothing Constantine would have done to stop Sultan Mehmed.

Alas, this episode has consantinopla yet been redeemed by a resurrection — not yet. Sir Runciman never bothers to cite them, never bothers to name his sources, d even bothers to name the apparently numerous people who had the foresight to predict the Greek Independence War and the Megali Idea centuries in the future.

La caída de Constantinopla 1453

No trivia or quizzes yet. Trivia About The Fall of Const The author, even though he did his homework, and went through many original sources, is not here to give you a dry account of chronological facts. Also, the geography isn’t foremost in my mind, as I am a product of the US public school system. Quotes from The Fall of Const A timely read for understanding further how the Constnatinopla and other Muslims treated the peoples they conquered.

In later life his features reminded men of a parrot about to eat ripe cherries.