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The Resource Outlandish knight : the Byzantine life of Steven Runciman, Minoo Dinshaw

Outlandish knight : the Byzantine life of Steven Runciman, Minoo Dinshaw

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Outlandish knight : the Byzantine life of Steven Runciman
Title
Outlandish knight
Title remainder
the Byzantine life of Steven Runciman
Statement of responsibility
Minoo Dinshaw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his enormously long life (he was born in 1903 and died in 2000), 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 plottings 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. He was as happy living in a remote part of the Inner Hebrides as in the heart of Istanbul. He was obsessed with historical truth, but also with tarot, second sight, ghosts and the uncanny. 'Outlandish Knight' is a dazzling debut by a writer who has prodigious gifts, but who also has had the ability to spot one of the great biographical subjects
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dinshaw, Minoo
Dewey number
  • 907.2'02
  • 907.2'02
  • 907.2'02
  • 907.202
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Runciman, Steven
  • Historians
  • Biography
Label
Outlandish knight : the Byzantine life of Steven Runciman, Minoo Dinshaw
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: UK: Allen Lane, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780141979472
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xvi, 767 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780141979472
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Outlandish knight : the Byzantine life of Steven Runciman, Minoo Dinshaw
Publication
Note
Originally published: UK: Allen Lane, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780141979472
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xvi, 767 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780141979472
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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