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The Grand Turk : Sultan Mehmet II - conqueror of Constantinople, master of an empire and lord of two seas

Author: John Freely
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mehmet II was an enigmatic figure. Revered by the Turks and seen as a cruel and brutal tyrant by the west, he was a brilliant military leader but also a renaissance prince who had in his court Persian and Turkish poets, Arab and Greek astronomers and Italian scholars and artists. In this, the first biography of Mehmet for 30 years, John Freely vividly brings to life the world in which Mehmet lived and illuminates  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
History
Biography
biografi
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Freely, John.
Grand Turk.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2009
(OCoLC)681203716
Named Person: Mehmed, Sultan of the Turks; Mehmed, Sultan of the Turks; Mehmed, Osmanisches Reich Sultan; Sultan II ) Muhammad (Osmanisches Reich
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Freely
ISBN: 9781845117047 1845117042
OCLC Number: 271774190
Description: xvii, 265 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Turkish Spelling and Pronunciation --
Prologue: Portrait of a Sultan --
1. Sons of Osman --
2. Boy Sultan --
3. Conquest of Constantinople --
4. Istanbul, Capital of the Ottoman Empire --
5. Europe in Terror --
6. War with Venice --
7. House of Felicity --
8. Renaissance Court in Istanbul --
9. Conquest of Negroponte --
10. Victory over the White Sheep --
11. Conquest of the Crimea and Albania --
12. Siege of Rhodes --
13. Capture of Otranto --
14. Death of the Conqueror --
15. Sons of the Conqueror --
16. Tide of Conquest Turns --
17. Conqueror's City --
Ottoman Dynasty.
Responsibility: John Freely.
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Sultan Mehmet II, the Grand Turk, was the seventh of his line to rule the Ottoman Turks. Mehmet was barely 21 when he conquered Byzantine Constantinople, which became Istanbul and the capital of his  Read more...

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