Profile

Steven Runciman

No followers
Sir Steven Runciman's three volume "A History of the Crusades, " one of the great classics of English historical writing, is now being reissued. This volume deal...

Sir Steven Runciman's three volume "A History of the Crusades, " one of the great classics of English historical writing, is now being reissued. This volume deals complete with the First Crusade and the foundation of the kingdom of Jerusalem. As Runciman says in his praface: "Whether we regard the Crusades as the most tremendous and most romantic of Christian adventure, or as the last of the barbarian invasions, they form a central fact in medieval history. Before their inception the centre of our civilization was placed in Byzantium and in the lands of the Arab caliphate. Before they faded out the hegemnoy in civilization had passed to western Eurpe. Out of this transference modern history was born."

Show More
Personalize your experience

Join our community of people discovering and sharing the best content out there.

Continue with Twitter