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

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Hyperion, 2005 - History - 304 pages
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When Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, a remarkable era in world history ended. Crowley gives a complete and compelling account of the Holy War for Constantinople and the clash of Islam and the West that gave rise to today's jihad.

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Decent background, competent but not inspired prose. - Goodreads
The writing is both clear and gripping. - Goodreads
But the writer does. - Goodreads

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I picked this book up on a lark at a bookstore to prepare for a trip to Turkey. Definitely wasn't expecting it but this was one of the better books I've read in a while. Crowley brings a truly epic ... Read full review

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User Review  - James - Goodreads

Decent background, competent but not inspired prose. As for the history, my biggest complaint is that Crowley's sketches of the personalities involved in 1453 are sufficient for his purposes, but not ... Read full review

Contents

The Red Apple i
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The Burning Sea
9
Dreaming of Istanbul
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