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Byzantium : the decline and fall / John Julius Norwich.

Author/Creator:
Norwich, John Julius, 1929-
Publication:
New York : Knopf, 1996.
Format/Description:
Book
xxxvii, 488 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Byzantine Empire -- History -- 1081-1453.
Local subjects:
Império bizantino, -- história.
História antiga.
Civilização antiga.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
For 1,123 years, Constantinople remained the capital of the Byzantine Empire - the longest-lived and most continuously inspired Christian empire in the world. In this, the third and final volume of John Julius Norwich's magnificent and moving history, he tells of the dire consequences of the defeat by the Seljuk Turks at the battle of Manzikert in 1071; of the Fourth Crusade, whose Crusaders - led by the octogenarian Doge of Venice - turned their attention away from the Holy Places to hurl themselves against Constantinople, sacking the city and setting up a succession of Frankish thugs on the imperial throne; and of the two-hundred-year struggle by the restored Empire against the inexorable advance of the Ottoman Turks.
Contents:
[1] The early centuries
[2] The apogee
[3] decline and fall.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 455-461) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Isaac Norris Library Fund.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained.
Chronology:
1996
Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Isaac Norris Library Fund.
ISBN:
0679416501
9780679416500
OCLC:
33601823
Web link:
The Isaac Norris Library Fund Home Page
The Isaac Norris Library Fund Home Page  Bookplate

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