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Constantinople: The Forgotten Empire (Historia Universal Asimov #7)

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'Constantinopla' describe los orígenes, el ascenso, el apogeo y la decadencia de ese 'imperio olvidado' que fue el Imperio Bizantino, desde la fundación de Bizancio en el año 657 a.C., hasta su caída en 1453 y el comienzo de la hegemonía turca.

Asimov se nos revela como un autor bastante entretenido en el escrito histórico y nos desvela la historia de una civilización cerca
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Hardcover, 293 pages
Published October 1st 1970 by Houghton Mifflin Co (Boston) (first published 1970)
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LeAnn
Asimov continues his survey of history after the Roman Empire in Constantinople: The Forgotten Empire. Asimov argues, rather persuasively, that Western Europe and subsequently the modern world has largely overlooked the critical role that the Byzantine Empire played in Europe's history. Without the strength and determination, scrappy at times, of its Christian emperors and generals, Europe would have been swallowed under waves of invaders and likely never have had time to find its way out of the ...more
Franco Olcese
Leí este libro durante mi visita a Estanbul, tal vez eso hizo que me gustara muchísimo. Pero por otro lado, todos los libros que leí de esta colección me han atrapado y me han hecho terminarlos muy rápido. Asimov es un excelente storyteller, y me gustó particularmente la crítica que hacía sobre la poca importancia relativa que los historiadores occidentales -y la educación- le han dado al Imperio Bizantino, por el rol que éste ha tenido dándole forma al mundo como lo es hoy.

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Quanticcat
Una genial aproximación a la desconocida historia de Bizancio. Asimov toma como punto de vista el Imperio Oriental para así explicar la influencia sobre occidente. El único defecto es que se centra demasiado en la política y se echa de menos una aproximación a la sociedad y cultura. Por lo demás, a veces parece estar leyendo Fundación
Edle Julve
En este libro aprendí todo sobre Constantinopla, información que no aparecía en los programas del profesorado de historia que estudié y me fueron sumamente útiles.
Crist Uruburok
Excelenete narración que hace de este texto histórico un manjar difícil de dejar a un lado. Devoré este libro en cuatro noches y pensaba todo el día en él y al dormir, fantaseaba con sus sucesos con la maravilla que fue el Imperio Bizantino y su herencia romana. Gracias Asimov.
Jair Ibarra
Básicamente no hubiera existido el cristianismo, y para términos prácticos, nada de la cultura occidental, de no haber sido por Constantinopla, no Estambul.
Joan
This is a superb short history of an empire not covered very much in school or even college. Asimov explains the reasons for that and points out many of the characteristics of the civilization that affected our western civilization. He also points out that the Byzantine empire preserved many of the ancient Greek writings that did eventually make an impact on our western civilization. It wasn't just the Arabs or the Irish Church who performed this function of preservation which was something I di ...more
Joan
This is a superb short history of an empire not covered very much in school or even college. Asimov explains the reasons for that and points out many of the characteristics of the civilization that affected our western civilization. He also points out that the Byzantine empire preserved many of the ancient Greek writings that did eventually make an impact on our western civilization. It wasn't just the Arabs who performed this function of preservation which was something I didn't realize.
Abraham
Una historia muy compleja narrada (como siempre) con mucha sencillez por Asimov. La historia del imperio bizantino es muy interesante y poco conocida porque siempre que se habla de la "edad media" se centra toda la atención en el occidente de Europa, olvidando al fuerte sucesor del imperio romano en el oriente, trascendental como barrera entre las fuerzas islámicas y el resto de Europa, entre otras cosas muy importante.
Jozerep
Lectura muy recomendable para hacerse una idea clara de lo que fue el Imperio Bizantino y su importancia histórica.
Justin Lynn
Given the uncomfortable statistical likelihood of being deposed, eye gouged, and banished to a monastery, I'm surprised demand for a seat upon the Byzantine throne was as high as it was.
Jose F.
Constantinople, a forgotten empire. So forgotten that a popular history book uses hardly 300 pages to tell about 12 centuries of history...
Andrés Peñailillo
Tremendo, el mejor de la serie histórica del gran Asimov a mi gusto.
Maximiliano
Excelente y apasionante como todos los libros de esta colección.
Fabio
Encantador libro!!!
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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