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- DescriptionBy 1400, the once-mighty Byzantine Empire stood on the verge of destruction. Most of its territories had been lost to the Ottoman Turks, and Constantiple was under close blockade. Against all odds, Byzantium lingered on for ather fifty years until 1453, when the Ottomans dramatically toppled the capital's walls. During this bleak and uncertain time, ordinary Byzantines faced difficult decisions to protect their livelihoods and families against the death throes of their homeland. In this evocative and moving book, Jonathan Harris explores individual stories of diplomatic maneuverings, covert defiance, and sheer luck against a backdrop of major historical currents and offers a new perspective on the real reasons behind the fall of this extraordinarily fascinating empire.
- Author BiographyJonathan Harris is professor of the history of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London.
- Author(s)Jonathan Harris
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication13/07/2012
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Note16 b-w illus.
- Weight363 g
- Width5943 mm
- Height3962 mm
- Spine28 mm
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