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Sir Steven Runciman: Bridge To The East DVD TV Documentary
7.49 USD. Free Shipping Worldwide! The Greatest Byzantium Scholar Of The 20th Century Tells Of His Jam Sessions With China¬'s Last Emperor, His Days As An Honorary Whirling Dervish And Leads Us Through The Land, Art And History Of Medieval Greece In All Regions DVD Format! (Color, 1 Hour) Just who was Peter O'Toole supposed to be in "The Last Emperor"? He was actually based on the young history professor from Trinity College of Cambridge University Sir James Cochran Stevenson Runciman, son of the 1st Viscount and Viscountess of Doxford, who read Latin and Greek by five years of age, was close friends with George Orwell, with whom he studied French under Aldous Huxley, and who found himself in China playing "thump thump thump" on an upright bass to accompany Henry "The Last Emperor" Puyi's piano rendition of "Baa Baa Black Sheep"! When not walking and sailing throughout the whole of the medieval Greek world of the Byzantium empire, or reading or writing in a dozen or so languages, or teaching the teachers of Turkey the history of their own country by order of the Attaturk, he was reading tarot cards for the King Of Egypt, getting ancient streets named after him in Sparta, being made into an honorary Whirling Dervish after Sir Runciman helped ensure its heredity chief would be permitted to assume his leadership title, and hitting, not once but twice, the jackpot on Las Vegas slot machines. He achieved all this and much else, the crowning achievement being his magnum opus, "The Great Crusades" trilogy of books, yet uppermost among his triumphs w
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