Kananos, John

   Historian of an account of the unsuccessful siege of Constantinople (q.v.) in 1422 by Murad II (q.v.). Written in a colloquial style, in the form of an essay, the account is surprisingly detailed in its description of events and precise in its chronology (q.v.).

Historical Dictionary of Byzantium . .

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