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Runciman, Steven 1903-2000

Overview
Works: 1,094 works in 2,908 publications in 15 languages and 29,922 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Historical television programs  Military history  Biography  Anecdotes  Documentary films  Church history 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor, Editor, Dedicatee, Other, Collector
Classifications: D157, 940.18
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Most widely held works by Steven Runciman
A history of the Crusades by Steven Runciman( Book )

394 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,412 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 fall of Constantinople, 1453 by Steven Runciman( Book )

134 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic account shows how the fall of Constantinople in May 1453, after a siege of several weeks, came as a bitter shock to Western Christendom. The city's plight had been neglected, and negligible help was sent in this crisis. To the Turks, victory not only brought a new imperial capital, but guaranteed that their empire would last. To the Greeks, the conquest meant the end of the civilisation of Byzantium, and led to the exodus of scholars stimulating the tremendous expansion of Greek studies in the European Renaissance
Byzantine civilisation by Steven Runciman( Book )

115 editions published between 1933 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,873 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 Sicilian Vespers; a history of the Mediterranean world in the later thirteenth century by Steven Runciman( Book )

87 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,688 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 )

110 editions published between 1947 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Dualist Tradition in Christianity from its Gnostic beginnings to its final florescence in the later Middle Ages
Byzantine style and civilization by Steven Runciman( Book )

70 editions published between 1933 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byzantine culture and civilization was, until the late nineteenth century, regarded prejudicially as inferior to the Greek tradition and that of the Christian West, between which it was historically poised. It has taken historians like Steven Runciman to assess the cultural achievements of Byzantium in its own terms -- to evoke its individuality and uniqueness. A major attempt of modern scholarship to define for the general reader the scope and richness of Byzantine art, society, religion, politics, customs and history
The First Crusade by Steven Runciman( Book )

70 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,461 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
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 )

32 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eastern schism; a study of the papacy and the Eastern Churches during the XIth and XIIth centuries by Steven Runciman( Book )

74 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,223 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 last Byzantine renaissance by Steven Runciman( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Emperor Romanus Lecapenus and his reign; a study of tenth-century Byzantium by Steven Runciman( Book )

52 editions published between 1929 and 1999 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Byzantine theocracy by Steven Runciman( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and held by 791 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 white rajahs; a history of Sarawak from 1841 to 1946 by Steven Runciman( Book )

28 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mistra : Byzantine capital of the Peloponnese by Steven Runciman( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Orthodox churches and the secular state by Steven Runciman( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1930 and 1993 in English and Bulgarian and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 216 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
A history of the Crusades by Steven Runciman( Book )

75 editions published between 1951 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglican initiatives in Christian unity: lectures delivered in Lambeth Palace Library, 1966 by Edward Geoffrey Watson Bill( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost capital of Byzantium : the history of Mistra and the Peloponnese by Steven Runciman( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 123 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
 
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The Sicilian Vespers; a history of the Mediterranean world in the later thirteenth century
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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

Ransiman, Stēven 1903-2000

Ransiman, Stifin

Rānsimān, Stīfin 1903-2000

Ransiman, Stiven 1903-2000

Rānsimān, Stīvin 1903-2000

Ransimen, S

Ransimen, S. 1903-2000

Runciman, James Cochran Stevenson.

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Runciman, James Cochran Stevenson 1903-2000 Sir

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Runciman, S. (Steven), 1903-2000

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Rŭnsiman, Stivŭn 1903-2000

Stephanus Runciman

Steven Runciman britischer Historiker

Steven Runciman Brits mediëvist (1903-2000)

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Στήβεν Ράνσιμαν

Рансиман, Стивен

Рънсиман, Стивън 1903-2000

Стивен Рансиман

Стивън Рънсиман

סטיבן רנסימן

رانسمان، ستيفن

رانسيمان، ستيفن، 1903-2000

رنسمان، ستيفن

رنسيمان، ستيڤن، 1903- سر،

رنسيمان، ستيڤن، سر، 1903-

ستيفن رنسيمان، 1903-2000

ستيفين رونسيمان

スティーヴン・ランシマン

ランシマン, S

ランシマン, スティーブン

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The fall of Constantinople, 1453The Sicilian Vespers; a history of the Mediterranean world in the later thirteenth centuryThe medieval Manichee, a study of the Christian dualist heresyByzantine style and civilizationThe First CrusadeThe Great Church in captivity: a study of the Patriarchate of Constantinople from the eve of the Turkish conquest to the Greek War of IndependenceThe Eastern schism; a study of the papacy and the Eastern Churches during the XIth and XIIth centuriesThe last Byzantine renaissance