займ на карту срочно кредит онлайн

Outlandish Knight : The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman

17,00 

Books short description.

‘An extraordinary book … exceptionally fascinating, always readable and penetratingly intelligent’ David Abulafia’As rich, funny and teemingly peopled as Anthony Powell’s A Dance to the Music of Time … Dinshaw writes with wit and elegance, and the most elegiac passages of Outlandish Knight evoke a lost society London and way of life’ Ben Judah, Financial Times’This dazzling young writer is a mine of fascinating, memorable and totally useless information… I have been riveted by this book from start to finish, and leave the reader with one word of advice. Watch Minoo Dinshaw. He will go far’ John Julius Norwich, Sunday TelegraphThe biography of one of the greatest British historians – but also of a uniquely strange and various manIn his enormously long life, Steven Runciman managed not just to be a great historian of the Crusades and Byzantium, but Grand Orator of the Orthodox Church, a member of the Order of Whirling Dervishes, Greek Astronomer Royal and Laird of Eigg. His friendships, curiosities and intrigues entangled him in a huge array of different artistic movements, civil wars, Cold War betrayals and, above all, the rediscovery of the history of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Compare
Κωδικός προϊόντος: 9780141979472 Κατηγορία: Ετικέτες: ,