The Destruction of the Greek Empire and the Story of the Capture of Constantinople by the Turks
Useful for detailed study, frankly Grecophile in tone & style. The object of the author is to give an account of the capture of Constantinople & the destruction of the Greek Empire. In order to make the story intelligible & to explain its significance he has given a masterly summary of the history of the empire between the Latin conquest in 1204 & the capture of the city in 1453. Illus. with maps.
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