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The siege and the fall of Constantinople in 1453 : historiography, topography, and military studies

Author: Marios Philippides; Walter K Hanak
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington (Vt.) : Ashgate, cop. 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a scholarly work on a key moment in the history of Europe, the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. This title presents available sources along with critical evaluations of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marios Philippides; Walter K Hanak
ISBN: 9781409410645 1409410641
OCLC Number: 758725978
Notes: Contient des extraits en grec ancien, en russe, en latin avec trad. anglaise à la suite.
Description: 1 vol. (XXIV-759 p.-[32] p. de pl.) : ill., cartes, plans, couv. ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: Contents: Preface; Part I The Pen: Scholarship and the Siege of 1453; Four testimonies: a ghost, a pope, a merchant and a boy; A 'chronicle' and its elaboration: Sphrantzes and pseudo-Sphrantzes; Myths, legends, and tales: folk history. Part II The Sword: The land fortifications: an impregnable fortress 'thou art' or 'art not'; Prelude to the siege of 1453; A castle and a bombard; Naval maneuvers: subordinate operations; Land operations: the main targets; Some observations on strategy; Conclusions; Appendices; Bibliography; Indexes.
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