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Runciman, Steven 1903-2000

Works: 1,472 works in 3,613 publications in 15 languages and 32,986 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Military history  Anecdotes  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Art  Church history 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor, Other, Interviewee, Editor, 070, Dedicatee, Illustrator, Collector
Classifications: D157, 940.18
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A history of the Crusades by Steven Runciman( Book )

69 editions published between 1951 and 2002 in English and held by 2,891 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 first crusade by Steven Runciman( )

81 editions published between 1951 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 2,833 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 fall of Constantinople, 1453 by Steven Runciman( Book )

145 editions published between 1959 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 2,465 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 )

143 editions published between 1933 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 2,352 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 3 languages and held by 1,801 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 )

81 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,638 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 )

91 editions published between 1947 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,442 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 )

51 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last Byzantine renaissance by S Runciman( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 901 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 had 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 )

29 editions published between 1933 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers 11 centuries from the earliest non figurative art to the jewelled mosiacs that profoundly expressed a concept of light as the revelation of God's truth to the great church frescos icons and manuscripts defining the dieal of Byzantine art to increase the understanding of the divine beyond the limits of the humna mind
The Byzantine theocracy by Steven Runciman( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 831 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 )

31 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in English and Malay and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

51 editions published between 1929 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 545 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 13th 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 de
Mistra : Byzantine capital of the Peloponnese by Steven Runciman( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 534 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 rediscovery of Greece : travellers and painters of the romantic era by Fani-Maria Tsigakou( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book recreates the reality and myth of Greece as perceived, reflected and shaped by nineteenth-century artists, architects, archeologists and writers from England, France, Germany and Italy who made their way to Greece, exploring and recording the temples and other ancient sites, the landscape and also the people of the time, their customs and costumes. Athens, Delphi and Parnassus, Olympia and Mycenae, and many other sites and localities redolent of history are shown in exquisite oils, watercolors and drawings made on the spot. Numerous quotations from contemporary descriptions, diaries and letters are included, as are a host of more fanciful works by artists who stayed at home, but were stirred by the views and accounts brought back and by that great event reverberating throughout Europe: the reclaiming by the Greeks of their independence
The Orthodox churches and the secular state by Steven Runciman( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alanya (Ala'iyya) by D STORM RICE( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1930 and 2018 in English and Bulgarian and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte der Kreuzzüge by Steven Runciman( Book )

55 editions published between 1957 and 2019 in German and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Steven Runcimans "Geschichte der Kreuzzüge" ist ein Meisterwerk der erzählenden Geschichtsschreibung. Mit großem historischen Atem schildert es eines der dramatischsten Kapitel der mittelalterlichen Geschichte. Die souveräne Behandlung des Stoffes und die glänzende Darstellung dürfen bis heute als unübertroffen gelten." (Verlagsinformation)
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The first crusadeThe 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 renaissanceThe Byzantine theocracy
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R"nsiman, Stiv"n.

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Ranshiman 1903-2000

Ranshiman, S.

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Ranshiman, Sutibun

Ranshiman, Sutībun 1903-2000

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Rānsīmān, Istīvin 1903-2000

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Ransiman, Stifin

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Ransiman, Stiven

Ransiman, Stiven 1903-2000

Ransiman, Stīvin

Rānsimān, Stīvin 1903-2000

Ransimen, S.

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Runciman J. C. S. 1903-2000

Runciman, James Cochran Stevenson.

Runciman James Cochran Stevenson (1903-2000)

Runciman, James Cochran Stevenson 1903-2000 Sir

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Στήβεν Ράνσιμαν

Рансиман С. 1903-2000

Рансиман, Стивен

Рансимен Д. К. С. 1903-2000

Рансимен С.

Рансимен С. 1903-2000

Рансимен , С. (Стивен)

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Рънсиман Стивън

Рънсиман, Стивън 1903-2000

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Стивън Рънсиман

Стивън Рънсиман британски историк

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סטיבן רנסימן היסטוריון בריטי

استیو رانسیمان تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

رانسمان، ستيفن

رانسيمان، ستيفن، 1903-2000

رنسمان، ستيفن

رنسيمان, ستيفن 1903-2000

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ランシマン, S.

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