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The Last Byzantine Renaissance (Wiles Lectures) During The Last Two Centuries Of Its Existence The Byzantine Empire Was Politically In A State Of Utter Decadence, But, In Contrast, Its Intellectual Life Has Never Before Shone So Brilliantly In These Four Lectures The Author Discusses The Leading Scholars Of The Period, Their Erudition, Their Intense Individualism, Their Controversies And Their Achievements.

10 thoughts on “The Last Byzantine Renaissance (Wiles Lectures)

  1. says:

    This is actually a very readable book on the Palaeologan Renaissance comprised of four lectures given in the late 60s It requires basic knowledge on Byzantine political history, but it is such a well written, witty and often funny text ...

  2. says:

    Profoundly readable, insightful, and concise, Runciman sheds his luminary light with his characteristic grace Not for a casual reader, it is not inaccessible but will require both interest and background knowledge to appreciate.

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About the Author: Steven Runciman

A King s Scholar at Eton College, he was an exact contemporary and close friend of George Orwell While there, they both studied French under Aldous Huxley In 1921 he entered Trinity College, Cambridge as a history scholar and studied under J.B Bury, becoming, as Runciman later commented, his first, and only, student At first the reclusive Bury tried to brush him off then, when Runciman ment