‘One comes away from this book certainly a great deal betterinformed – but also filled with a longing to see once again the viewfrom the Pantanassa – and feel the centuries of violence settlinginto their grave.’Dilys Powell,
‘Mistra is one of the most romantic of the medieval cities of Europe.Sir Steven Runciman, the most elegant of Byzantine historians, hasencapsulated its history, topography and personalities in a master-piece of compressed learning.’C.M. Woodhouse,
‘It is a history rich with political intrigue, dynastic ambition andpetty battles. It is also a history of Byzantine complexity. With theeloquence, learning and love of his subject that we have come toexpect from him, Sir Steven demonstrates how Mistra is one of thetangled main roots to our golden past.’Philip Howard,
‘... deep learning and graceful style...’
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