Against the Fall of Night

Against the Fall of Night Historical book about the Komnenoi dynasty

  • Title: Against the Fall of Night
  • Author: Michael Arnold
  • ISBN: 9780385056915
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Historical book about the Komnenoi dynasty.

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    1 thought on “Against the Fall of Night”

    1. One of my very favorite books. I've read it three times and will likely read it again.Further details at my web site:howardandrewjones/revi

    2. This is not an easy read. It opens with the sacking of Constaninople in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade, then goes back to follow the stories of three Emperors -- John II, Manuel I and Andronikus who is arguably the main focus of the book although his reign only lasted two years and takes up the last 150 pages or so (out of 700). It's not written as a novel, precisely -- it's presented as if documented by a contemporary historian, Nicetas Acominatus. (All Latinizations of names are as found in th [...]

    3. A rarity--- a well-done historical novel about the Fourth Crusade and the sack of Byzantium. Well-researched, well-written. Worth finding.

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