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Sir Steven Runciman was one of the most acclaimed historians of the Byzantine ear and the author of many influential works, including the three-volume History of the Crusades.
— biography from Mistra: Byzantine Capital of the Peloponnese
The Fall of Constantinople, 1453 (Author) 676 copies, 13 reviews
A History of the Crusades [3-volume set] (Author) 675 copies, 12 reviews
Byzantine Civilization (Author) 187 copies, 2 reviews
Byzantine Style and Civilization 167 copies, 2 reviews
Mistra: Byzantine Capital of the Peloponnese (Author) 100 copies, 2 reviews
Age of Illumination (Three Volume Set) (Contributor) 76 copies, 1 review
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Steven Runciman was the highly erudite scholar, historian and linguist (in his work he used Latin, Greek, French, Russian, Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Hebrew, Syriac, Armenian and Georgian) who specialized in the Middle Ages, particularly the Byzantine Empire and the Crusades. After receiving a large inheritance in 1938, he resigned his lectureship at Cambridge to focus fully on his writing. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1957 and was knighted in 1958.
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