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
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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

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Well, now I know how Constantinople got "the worksÖ" Read full review

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The Burning Sea
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Dreaming of Istanbul
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