Steven Runciman Quotes (3 quotes)
“Unlike Christianity, which preached a peace that it never achieved, Islam unashamedly came with a sword.”
A History of the Crusades (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, [1951-54] 1957) vol. 1 p. 15.
“I believe that the supreme duty of the historian is to write history, that is to say, to attempt to record in one sweeping sequence the greater events and movements that have swayed the destinies of man.”
A History of the Crusades (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, [1951-54] 1957) vol. 3 p. xiii.
A Traveller's Alphabet (London: Thames and Hudson, 1991); quoted in The Times Literary Supplement, February 2, 2001.
“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.”
As quoted in: Vanity Fair, Volume 54 (1991), p. 136
“I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”
―George W. Bush
To a person in the crowd who yelled "I can't hear you." - at World Trade Center site, New York, N.Y., 14 Sept. 2001
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Born: July 7, 1903
Died: November 1, 2000 (aged 97)
Bio: Sir James Cochran Stevenson Runciman CH known as Steven Runciman was a British historian known for his work on the Middle Ages. His best known work is his three volume A History of the Crusades.