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Byzantium : the decline and fall

Author: John Julius Norwich
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Julius Norwich
ISBN: 0140114491 9780140114492
OCLC Number: 37934851
Notes: Originally published: [London] : Viking, 1995.
Description: xxxvii, 488 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Responsibility: John Julius Norwich.

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A narrative story of Byzantium. From the accession of Alexius in 1081, through the Fourth Crusade - when an army destined for the Holy Land was diverted to Constantinople by the blind, octogenarian  Read more...

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