The Patriarch of Constantinople and the last days of Byzantium. / Harris, Jonathan.

in The Patriarchate of Constantinople in Context and Comparison. ed. / Christian Gastgeber; Ekaterini Mitsiou; Johannes Preiser-Kapeller ; Vratislav Zervan. Vienna : Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2017. p. 9-16.

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The Patriarch of Constantinople and the last days of Byzantium. / Harris, Jonathan.

in The Patriarchate of Constantinople in Context and Comparison. ed. / Christian Gastgeber; Ekaterini Mitsiou; Johannes Preiser-Kapeller ; Vratislav Zervan. Vienna : Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2017. p. 9-16.

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Harvard

Harris, J 2017, The Patriarch of Constantinople and the last days of Byzantium. in C Gastgeber, E Mitsiou, J Preiser-Kapeller & V Zervan (eds), in The Patriarchate of Constantinople in Context and Comparison. Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, pp. 9-16.

APA

Harris, J. (2017). The Patriarch of Constantinople and the last days of Byzantium. In C. Gastgeber, E. Mitsiou, J. Preiser-Kapeller , & V. Zervan (Eds.), in The Patriarchate of Constantinople in Context and Comparison (pp. 9-16). Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Vancouver

Harris J. The Patriarch of Constantinople and the last days of Byzantium. In Gastgeber C, Mitsiou E, Preiser-Kapeller J, Zervan V, editors, in The Patriarchate of Constantinople in Context and Comparison. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. 2017. p. 9-16

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Harris, Jonathan. / The Patriarch of Constantinople and the last days of Byzantium. in The Patriarchate of Constantinople in Context and Comparison. editor / Christian Gastgeber ; Ekaterini Mitsiou ; Johannes Preiser-Kapeller ; Vratislav Zervan. Vienna : Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2017. pp. 9-16

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