Who was who at the court of Constantine XI, 1449-1453. / Harris, Jonathan.

The Emperor in the Byzantine World: Papers from the Forty-Seventh Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies. ed. / Shaun Tougher. 1st. ed. Abingdon and New York : Routledge, 2019. (Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies ; Vol. 21).

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Who was who at the court of Constantine XI, 1449-1453. / Harris, Jonathan.

The Emperor in the Byzantine World: Papers from the Forty-Seventh Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies. ed. / Shaun Tougher. 1st. ed. Abingdon and New York : Routledge, 2019. (Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies ; Vol. 21).

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Harris, J 2019, Who was who at the court of Constantine XI, 1449-1453. in S Tougher (ed.), The Emperor in the Byzantine World: Papers from the Forty-Seventh Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies. 1st edn, Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies , vol. 21, Routledge, Abingdon and New York. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429060984-8

APA

Harris, J. (2019). Who was who at the court of Constantine XI, 1449-1453. In S. Tougher (Ed.), The Emperor in the Byzantine World: Papers from the Forty-Seventh Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies (1st ed.). (Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies ; Vol. 21). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429060984-8

Vancouver

Harris J. Who was who at the court of Constantine XI, 1449-1453. In Tougher S, editor, The Emperor in the Byzantine World: Papers from the Forty-Seventh Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies. 1st ed. Abingdon and New York: Routledge. 2019. (Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies ). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429060984-8

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Harris, Jonathan. / Who was who at the court of Constantine XI, 1449-1453. The Emperor in the Byzantine World: Papers from the Forty-Seventh Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies. editor / Shaun Tougher. 1st. ed. Abingdon and New York : Routledge, 2019. (Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies ).

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