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

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Hachette Books, Feb 12, 2013 - Religion - 336 pages
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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 Mehmet 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 conflict between the West and the Middle East.
 

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Contents

Cover
Dreaming of Istanbul
Cutting the Throat
The Wall and the
The Awful Resurrection Blast
Spirals of Blood
Omens and Portents
The Locked Gates
The Present Terror of the World
About the Sources
Bibliography
Source Notes
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Roger Crowley was born in England and studied English at Cambridge University. After university, he taught English in Istanbul where he developed his interest in the city and its history. He has traveled widely throughout Turkey, including three journeys on foot across Western Anatolia, and has a working knowledge of Turkish. For the past fifteen years he has worked as a successful educational publisher for Nelson Thornes in Cheltenham, England.

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