Title, Chronicon majus Chronicon minus Volume of Patrologiae cursus completus : Series graeca. Author, Georges Phranzes. Publisher, Apud J.-P. Get this from a library! [Chronicon minus ] The fall of the Byzantine: a chronicle. [ Georgius, Sphrantzes.; Marios Philippides]. Get this from a library! Chronicon minus. Chronicon maius. Memorii ; Chronic [Georgius, Sphrantzes.; Macarius Melissenus].
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He was born in Constantinopleduring the Turkish blockade of that city; his godmother was the nun Thomais. Start a New Discussion. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. University of Massachusetts,p. George Akropolites Theodore Skoutariotes.
It is a very valuable authority for the events of his own times. The most recent chronucon edition of Sphrantzes is by Vasile Grecu Bucharest,which appeared with a Romanian translation. That could make the point: I was not at his side at that hour but had been inspecting another part of the City, according to his orders.
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Showing 1 – 7 of 7 comments. This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising, and problematic harassment, fighting, or rude posts. George Sphrantzesalso Phrantzes or Phrantza Greek: There are editions by I. A Chronicle by Cyronicon Sphrantzes, Amherst: After this point, Sphrantzes was a key supporter of Constantine.
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Retrieved from ” https: MignePatrologia graecacivi. Why Melissenos selected Sphrantzes to elaborate and expand upon is not clear. It was while a monk he wrote his history, which ends with the notice of Sultan Mehmed II ‘s attempt to capture Naupaktoswhich he dates to the summer of ; Sphrantzes is assumed to have died not long after that event. Sphrantzes was also translated into German inand into English by Marios Philippides Amherst, About the death of Emperor Constantine, he writes simply, “in this capture my late master and emperor, Lord Constantine, was killed.
The distinctive traits of his work are loyalty to the Palaiologoi — Sphrantzes often exaggerated their merits and suppressed their defects — hatred of the Turksand devotion to Orthodoxy.
When they arrived in the Morea, Constantine made him governor of Glarentzaand Sphrantzes assisted Constantine in the latter’s efforts to conquer the remainder of the Morea, but was captured 26 March in a skirmish outside of Patras and held prisoner until his relationship to Constantine was recognized, and he was paroled back to the Byzantine side to negotiate surrender of the citadel.
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Despite being involved in the defense of the city, George Sphrantzes’ account of the siege and capture of Constantinople in lacks much detail. Ready to buy on the switch as well!
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By Helena, he had five children, of whom two sons died in infancy, a third son Alexios died at the age of 5, while John and his only daughter Thamar lived to adulthood; the Emperor Constantine was godfather to both John and Thamar. He managed to go to Adrianople inransom his wife, and return to the Morea, while evading mins Sultan Mehmed. For centuries it was believed that Sphrantzes wrote two works, one the Minor Chronicle and the other the Major Chronicle.