Kritoboulos, Michael

   Historian of the reign of Mehmet II (q.v.). His History, which covers the years 1451-1467, extols Ottoman sultan (qq.v.) Mehmet II as the new basileus (q.v.), the legitimate successor to the last Byzantine emperor Constantine XI (qq.v.). The work belongs with other works that deal with the end of Byzantium (q.v.), e.g., those of Doukas, Chalkokondyles, and Sphrantzes (qq.v.)

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