Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman [Audiobook] download free by Minoo Dinshaw

Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman Audiobook download free by Minoo Dinshaw
  • Listen audiobook: Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman
  • Author: Minoo Dinshaw
  • Release date: 2017/2/24
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Biography
  • ISBN: 9780141979472
  • Rating: 9.29 of 10
  • Votes: 729
  • Review by: Braydon Cunningham
  • Review rating: 8.28 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/6
  • Duration: 9H36M1S in 256 kbps (156.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-25
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WAV, MPEG4, MP4, WMA, FLAC, MP3, AIFF (compression JAR, RPM, ZIP, AZW3, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 784
  • Includes a PDF summary of 94 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 1H8M18S (18.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 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. 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. This is an extremely funny book about a man who attracted the strangest experiences, but also a very serious one. It is about the rigours of a life spent in the distant past, but also about the turbulent world of the twentieth century, where so much that Runciman studied and cherished would be destroyed.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Biography: Historical, Political & Military, Historiography
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 18.26 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x34mm
  • Weight: 557g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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