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1453 : the holy war for Constantinople and the clash of Islam and the West

Author: Roger Crowley
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2014. ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Hachette Books trade editionView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive account of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 examines the end of the Byzantine Empire and the medieval era, and the implications of the siege for the relationship between the West and Islam.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Crowley
ISBN: 9781401308506 1401308503
OCLC Number: 935226853
Notes: "Originally published by Hyperion"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Red Apple --
The Burning Sea --
Dreaming of Istanbul --
Sultan and Emperor --
Cutting the Throat --
The Dark Church --
The Wall and the Gun --
Numerous as the Stars --
The Awful Resurrection Blast --
A Wind from God --
Spirals of Blood --
Terrible Engines --
Omens and Portents --
"Remember the Date" --
The Locked Gates --
A Handful of Dust --
The Present Terror of the World --
Epilogue: Resting Places.
Responsibility: Roger Crowley.

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A comprehensive account of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 examines the end of the Byzantine Empire and the medieval era, and the implications of the siege for the relationship between the West and Islam.

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