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Runciman, Steven 1903-2000

Works: 1,252 works in 3,262 publications in 13 languages and 30,985 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Military history  Biography  Anecdotes  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor, Editor, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Other, Collector
Classifications: D157, 940.18
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The first crusade by Steven Runciman( )

76 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1951-54 as v. 1 of A history of the Crusades. A narrative account of the four-year journey and battle to save the Holy Land which closes with the Crusaders' capture of Jerusalem
A history of the Crusades by Steven Runciman( Book )

151 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.1 the first crusade and the foundation of the kingdom of Jerusalem -- V.2 The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish East, 1100-1187 -- V.3 The Kingdom of acre and the later crusades
The fall of Constantinople, 1453 by Steven Runciman( Book )

136 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Byzantine Empire was the predominantly Greek-speaking continuation of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. It had its capital in the city of Constantinople, also known as Byzantium. Initially the eastern half of the Roman Empire (often called the Eastern Roman Empire in this context), it survived the 5th century fragmentation and collapse of the Western Roman Empire and continued to thrive, existing for an additional thousand years until it fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453."--Wikipedia
Byzantine civilisation by Steven Runciman( Book )

136 editions published between 1933 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is intended to give a general picture of the civilization of the Roman Empire during the period when its capital was Constantinople
The Eastern Schism : a study of the papacy and the Eastern Churches during the XIth and XIIth centuries by Steven Runciman( Book )

84 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and Russian and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attempt to tell the story of the final breach between the Church of Rome and the Eastern Orthodox Churches in its proper historical perspective. The Schism was due to the divergences in tradition and ideology between Eastern and Western Christendom, which had grown up during earlier centuries and which were brought to a head by the Norman invasions of Byzantine Italy, by the eleventh-century reform of the papacy, and by the whole movement of the Crusades, and it did not reach its final stage till the beginning of the thirteenth century
The Sicilian Vespers; a history of the Mediterranean world in the later thirteenth century by Steven Runciman( Book )

85 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 30 March 1282, as the bells of Palermo were ringing for Vespers, the Sicilian townsfolk, crying 'Death to the French', slaughtered the garrison and administration of their Angevin King. Seen in historical perspective it was not an especially big massacre: the revolt of the long-subjugated Sicilians might seem just another resistance movement. But the events of 1282 came at a crucial moment. Steven Runciman takes the Vespers as the climax of a great narrative sweep covering the whole of the Mediterranean in the thirteenth century. His sustained narrative power is displayed here with concentrated brilliance in the rise and fall of this fascinating episode. This is also an excellent guide to the historical background to Dante's Divine Comedy, forming almost a Who's Who of the political figures in it, and providing insight into their placement in Hell, Paradise or Purgatory
The medieval Manichee, a study of the Christian dualist heresy by Steven Runciman( Book )

89 editions published between 1947 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A reissue of Sir Steven Runciman's classic account of the Dualist heretic tradition in Christianity from its Gnostic origins, through Armenia, Byzantium, and the Balkans to its final flowering in Italy and Southern France. The chief danger that early Christianity had to face came from the heretical Dualist sect founded in the mid-third century A.D. by the prophet Mani. Within a century of his death Manichaean churches were established from western Mediterranean lands to eastern Turkestan. Though Manichaeism failed in the end to supplant orthodox Christianity, the Church had been badly frightened; and henceforth it gave the hated epithet of 'Manichaean' to the churches of Dualist doctrines that survived into the late Middle Ages."--Publisher's description
The Great Church in captivity: a study of the Patriarchate of Constantinople from the eve of the Turkish conquest to the Greek War of Independence by Steven Runciman( Book )

43 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last Byzantine renaissance by Steven Runciman( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last two centuries of its existence the Byzantine Empire was politically in a state of utter decadence, but, in contrast, its intellectual life has never before shone so brilliantly. In these four lectures the author discusses the leading scholars of the period, their erudition, their intense individualism, their controversies and their achievements
Byzantine style and civilization by Steven Runciman( Book )

28 editions published between 1933 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Byzantine theocracy by Steven Runciman( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The constitution of the Byzantine Empire was based on the conviction that it was the earthly copy of the Kingdom of Heaven. Just as God ruled in Heaven, so the Emperor, made in his image, should rule on earth and carry out his commandments. This was the theory, but in practice the state was never free from its Roman past, particularly the Roman law, and its heritage of Greek culture. Sir Steven Runciman's Weil lectures trace the various ways in which the Emperor tried to put the theory into practice - and thus the changing relationship between church and state - from the days of the first Constantine to those of the eleventh. The theocratic constitution remained virtually unchanged during those eleven centuries. No other constitution in the Christian era has endured for so long
The Emperor Romanus Lecapenus and his reign; a study of tenth-century Byzantium by Steven Runciman( Book )

55 editions published between 1929 and 1999 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white rajahs; a history of Sarawak from 1841 to 1946 by Steven Runciman( Book )

30 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in English and Malay and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Crusades by Steven Runciman( Book )

24 editions published between 1952 and 2001 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the holy war of 1202 during which zealous Crusaders, determined to liberate Jerusalem from Islam, rerouted to Constantinople, where over the course of two years they committed mass rape, murder, and destruction
The lost capital of Byzantium : the history of Mistra and the Peloponnese by Steven Runciman( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinging to a rugged hillside in the lush valley of Sparta lies Mistra, one of the most dramatically beautiful Byzantine cities in Greece, a place steeped in history, myth, and romance. Following the Frankish conquest of the Peloponnese in the thirteenth century, William II of Villehardouin built a great castle on a hill near Sparta that later came to be known as Mistra. Ten years later, in a battle in northern Greece, Villehardouin was defeated and captured by the Byzantine emperor. The terms for his release included giving Mistra to the Byzantine Greeks. Under their rule, the city flourished and developed into a center of learning and the arts and was a focal point for the cultural development of Europe. The author of this history has traveled to Mistra on numerous occasions. Lost Capital of Byzantium tells the story of this once-great city?its rise and fall and its place in the history of the Peloponnese and the Byzantine empire
Mistra : Byzantine capital of the Peloponnese by Steven Runciman( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mystras (Greek: ???????, ????????, Myzithras in the Chronicle of the Morea) is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Sparti, of which it is a municipal unit. Situated on Mt. Taygetos, near ancient Sparta, it served as the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of the Morea in the 14th and 15th centuries, experiencing a period of prosperity and cultural flowering. The site remained inhabited throughout the Ottoman period, when it was mistaken by Western travellers for ancient Sparta. In the 1830s, it was abandoned and the new town of Sparti was built, approximately eight kilometres to the east."--Wikipedia
The Orthodox churches and the secular state by Steven Runciman( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the first Bulgarian empire by Steven Runciman( Book )

23 editions published between 1930 and 1993 in English and Bulgarian and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte der Kreuzzüge by Steven Runciman( Book )

49 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in German and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byzantine style, religion, and civilization : in honour of Sir Steven Runciman by Elizabeth Jeffreys( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Steven Runciman's History of the Crusades (1951-4) remains widely read and influential to this day but represents only a part of his wide-ranging, erudite and immensely readable literary activity. His early work focused on Byzantium in the tenth century (The Emperor Romanus Lecapenus) and the history of the first Bulgarian empire. Later he wrote with authority on ecclesiastical relations between the eastern and western churches (The Eastern Schism), more generally on Byzantine culture (Byzantine Style and Civilization), with forays into medieval diplomacy (The Sicilian Vespers) and British colonial society (The White Rajahs). With a diplomatic past which informed his studies, he was the doyen of Byzantine studies in Britain. This volume of essays on topics relevant to Sir Steven's interests, long planned in his honour by British Byzantinists of all generations, includes a memoir of his life and a full bibliography of his work." -- Publisher description
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The first crusade
A history of the CrusadesThe fall of Constantinople, 1453The Eastern Schism : a study of the papacy and the Eastern Churches during the XIth and XIIth centuriesThe Sicilian Vespers; a history of the Mediterranean world in the later thirteenth centuryThe medieval Manichee, a study of the Christian dualist heresyThe Great Church in captivity: a study of the Patriarchate of Constantinople from the eve of the Turkish conquest to the Greek War of IndependenceThe last Byzantine renaissanceByzantine style and civilization
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R"nsiman, Stiv"n.

Ranshiman 1903-2000

Ranshiman, S. 1903-2000

Ranshiman, Sutībun 1903-2000

Rānsīmān, Istīvin 1903-2000

Ransiman, Stēben 1903-2000

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Ransiman, Stiven 1903-2000

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Runciman, James Cochran Stevenson.

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Рънсиман, Стивън 1903-2000

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