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 :: Steven Runciman

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 :: Steven Runciman soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!

Cambridge University Press, 1968, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Top edge dyed Red;

From the cover: The Great Church, as the Greeks called the Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople, was the spiritual centre of the Byzantine world. The Churchs survival during the four centuries of Turkish rule which followed the fall of Constantinople bore witness to its strength and to the unquenchable vitality of Hellenism. Sir Steven Runcimans history of the Great Church in this period is written with scholarship, sympathy and style.

The first part of the book describes the condition of the Church before the final collapse of the Byzantine Empire in 1453. The auth…

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little wear to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, and tape reinforced at the verso, tear to the top of the upper panel. The contents complete, clean and tight with a few notes in pencil to the last blank.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (x) 454 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I draw your attention to more books in my History Church catalogue?

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