Greece and the later crusades

by Sir Steven Runciman

The story of the Fourth Crusade is misted by controversy. Historians still argue whether the diversion of the Crusade to Constantinople and the capture and sack of the city and the establishment of a Latin Empire there was the result of deliberate planning by Venice and perhaps also by certain leaders of the Crusade, or the outcome of a series of historical accidents. Continue reading “Greece and the later crusades”

The last Interview with the great Byzantologist Sir Steven Runciman

An interview conducted by the magazine “Pemptousia” (Issue 4, Dec. 2000 – Mar. 2001) with the great byzantinologist Sir Steven Runciman at the Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi, on 14/7/2000, where he was hosted during his three-day stay on Mount Athos for the arrival of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who was to inaugurate the new sacristy of the monastery and the holy community of Mount Athos.  Continue reading “The last Interview with the great Byzantologist Sir Steven Runciman”

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