Friday, 5 June 2009

Giorgos Leonardos - The Last Palaeologue

Book Title: The Last Palaeologue
Greek Title: Ο τελευταίος Παλαιολόγος
Author: Giorgos Leonardos
ISBN: 978-960-14-1644-1
Language: Greek
Year: 2007
Pages: 541
Publisher: Livanis "Nea Sinora"
Description: An historical novel that refers to the last Empire of the Byzantine, Constantine Palaiologos, based on the Venetian, Turkish and Greek sources.
The questions answered were, how much did the Byzantines fight the Ottomans to save Constantinople, and how much the Latin Catholics. Who traded Constantine Palaiologos and who raised the ottoman flag in the castle of “Vlahernon” while he was fighting in the central walls of the City. How much did the clergy resist the capture of the city or figh for their own tide to obtain privileges with the ottoman establishment. What happened after the fall of the Byzantine Empire……


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