Theodore Spandounes: On the Origins of the Ottoman Emperors
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Theodore Spandounes: On the Origins of the Ottoman Emperors by Donald M. Nicol
Book DescriptionTheodore Spandounes belonged to a Byzantine refugee family who had settled in Venice after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453. He wrote an account of the origins of the Turkish rulers and of their phenomenal rise to power. It was partly a plea to the Popes and princes of western Christendom to unite against the infidel and one of the earliest works of its kind. The first version of the book, written in Italian, appeared in 1509 and was translated into French in 1519. The final version was made in 1538 and a full Italian text was published in 1890 though without any historical commentary. This book presents an English translation of the full text with a preface, commentary and notes; a discussion of the sources which Spandounes might have consulted and an assessment of the value and interest of this hitherto neglected and undervalued treatise.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521585101
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jul-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Donald M. Nicol
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Theodore Spandounes, Paperback (March 2009)
A discussion of the sources which Spandounes might have consulted in his account of the origins of the Turkish rulers and of their phenomenal rise to power.
Church and Society in Byzantium, Paperback (August 2008)
This book explores some of the characteristics of Byzantine society in the age of its decline and fall.
Reluctant Emperor, Paperback (August 2002)» View all books by Donald M. Nicol
Was the first biography in English of the Byzantine emperor and monk, John Cantacuzene.
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