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By 1400, the once-mighty Byzantine Empire stood on the verge of destruction. This book explores individual stories of diplomatic manoeuvres, covert defiance, and sheer luck against a backdrop of major historical currents, and traces Byzantium's legacy through those emigrants and refugees who reached and influenced Italy, Russia, and beyond.
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A welcome and highly readable treatment of one of the most important events in world history a fine work of scholarship. [Jonathan Harris] handles his subject with narrative momentum and descriptive flair, and he never loses sight of the humanity involved in these twilight years of a once great empire.' --Norman Housley, author of 'Fighting for the Cross'About the Author:
Jonathan Harris is Reader in Byzantine History, Royal Holloway, University of London. His research interests lie mainly in the later period of Byzantine history (1100-1453) and in the interaction between Byzantium and Western Europe, especially during the Crusades and the Italian Renaissance. His previous books include Byzantium and the Crusades and Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium.
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Book Description Yale University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110300117868
Book Description Yale University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0300117868
Book Description Yale University Press, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0300117868