Saturday, 28 September 2013

Τα τείχη του Βυζαντίου

Την ερχόμενη Δευτέρα 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013 στις 7.15 μ.μ. θα πραγματοποιηθεί στην Αἰθουσα των Φίλων του Ελληνικού Κέντρου Λονδίνου (Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS) η παρουσίαση του βιβλίου του James Heneage με τον τίτλο: “The Walls of Byzantium”.

This is the first of the Mistra Chronicles series in which James Heneage will tell the story of the last decades before the fall of the Byzantine Empire in the mid-fifteenth century.

The story begins and ends in the little Despotate of Mistra in the Peloponnese, from where three families from the two cities of Mistra and Monemvasia will emerge to commit their destinies to the salvation, or destruction, of their empire. Byzantium must pursue two parallel strategies to survive, one facing east and the other west. The books will tell the tales of a hero who will travel from Renaissance Italy to Ming China in his quest to save his empire.

It is the story of a time when heroes and monsters (such as the Mongol Tamerlane) strode the earth and when truth was stranger than fiction.

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