1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
Now in trade paperback, a gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today
The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history, and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's readable and comprehensive account of the battle between Mehmed II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, the 57th emperor of Byzantium, illuminates the period in history that was a precursor to the current jihad between the West and the Middle East.
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Review: 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the WestUser 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 WestUser Review - Shakespearesgirl - Goodreads
Well, I finally finished it. And it was . . . I can't call it a bad book, because it did all the things a history book is supposed to do. Crowley wrote with great competency and authority on the ... Read full review