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
Reads like a novel and is a real page turner. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Bryan Rahija - Goodreads

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

Review: 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

User Review  - Liora - Goodreads

I chanced upon this book in the istanbul airport on my return flight from turkey and it provides an apt introduction for those seeking to learn more about the history of turkey, as well as an engaging and enjoyable narrative of the ottoman empire. Read full review

Contents

The Red Apple i
1
The Burning Sea
9
Dreaming of Istanbul
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