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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:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sultan Mehmet II, the Grand Turk, known to his countrymen as Fatih, 'the Conqueror', and to much of Europe as 'the present Terror of the World', was once the most feared and powerful ruler in the world. 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 mighty empire. Mehmet reigned for 30 years, during  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Electronic books
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Freely, John.
Grand Turk.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2009
(OCoLC)271774190
Named Person: Mehmed, Sultan of the Turks; Mehmed, Sultan of the Turks; Sultan II ) Muhammad (Osmanisches Reich
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Freely
ISBN: 9780857719287 0857719289 9781590204498 1590204492 9780857730220 0857730223
OCLC Number: 711000192
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Turkish Spelling and Pronunciation; Maps and Illustrations; Prologue: Portrait of a Sultan; 1. The Sons of Osman; 2. The Boy Sultan; 3. The Conquest of Constantinople; 4. Istanbul, Capital of the Ottoman Empire; 5. Europe in Terror; 6. War with Venice; 7. The House of Felicity; 8. A Renaissance Court in Istanbul; 9. The Conquest of Negroponte; 10. Victory over White Sheep; 11. Conquest of the Crimea and Albania; 12. The Siege of Rhodes; 13. The Capture of Otranto; 14. Death of the Conqueror; 15. The Sons of the Conqueror; 16. The Tide of Conquest Turns. 17. The Conqueror's CityNotes; Glossary; The Ottoman Dynasty; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: John Freely.

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