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The fall of Constantinople : the Ottoman conquest of Byzantium

Author: David Nicolle; John F Haldon; Stephen R Turnbull
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. ; New York : Osprey Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Regarded by some as the tragic end of the last bastion of the Roman Empire, and by others as the belated suppression of a redundant relic by an ambitious young superstate, the fall of Constantinople in 1453 has resonated down the centuries." "The Fall of Constantinople chronicles the history of Byzantium, the evolution of the defences of Constantinople and the epic siege up to the breaching of the great walls and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Nicolle; John F Haldon; Stephen R Turnbull
ISBN: 9781846032004 1846032008
OCLC Number: 78989635
Notes: Originally published by Osprey Pub. in three volumes as: Byzantium at war, AD 600-1453 by John Haldon (2002), The walls of Constantinople, AD 324-1453 by Stephen Turnbull (2004), and Constantinople, 1453 : the end of Byzantium by David Nicolle (2000).
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Chronology --
pt. 1. Byzantium at war / John Haldon --
Introduction --
A brief survey of Byzantine history --
The political world of Byzantium --
Warring sides : neighbours and enemies --
How and why did Byzantium fight wars? --
Organizing for war --
Life in the Byzantine army --
The world around war --
Death of an empire --
War, peace and survival --
pt. 2. The walls of Constantinople / Stephen Turnbull --
Introduction --
Design and development --
Tour of the site --
The living site --
The walls of Constantinople under siege --
pt. 3. Constantinople 1453 / David Nicolle --
The origins of the campaign --
Opposing commanders --
Opposing forces --
The campaign --
Aftermath and reckoning --
Appendix : The battlefield today --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: D. Nicolle, J. Haldon, S. Turnbull.
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"Regarded by some as the tragic end of the last bastion of the Roman Empire, and by others as the belated suppression of a redundant relic by an ambitious young superstate, the fall of Constantinople in 1453 has resonated down the centuries." "The Fall of Constantinople chronicles the history of Byzantium, the evolution of the defences of Constantinople and the epic siege up to the breaching of the great walls and the death of the last Emperor, which heralded the birth of the Ottoman Empire in its fully developed form."--Jacket.

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