The Greatest Misfortune in the Oikoumene Byzantine Historiography on the Fall of Constantinople in 1453
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The focus of the paper is on the manner in which the so-called Four Historians of the Fall of the Byzantine Empire to the Ottoman Turks - Doukas, Laonikos Chalkokondyles, George Sphrantzes and Kritoboulos of Imbros - describe the 1453 conquest of Constantinople, revealing at the same time their different political views both on this event and on the historical reality before and after it.
Keywords:Doukas / Laonikos Chalkokondyles / George Sphrantzes / Kritoboulos of Imbros / political attitude / Constantinople
Source:Balcanica, 2016, XLVII, 119-133
- Belgrade : Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts