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The siege and the fall of Constantinople in 1453

The siege and the fall of Constantinople in 1453

Author: Marios Philippides; Walter K Hanak
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marios Philippides; Walter K Hanak
ISBN: 9781409410645 1409410641 9781409410652 140941065X
OCLC Number: 1011783724
Description: xxiv, 759 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 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 --
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 --
Responsibility: Marios Philippides and Walter K. Hanak.


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