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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If you take an early world history class, your professor will assign this book, and if you don't like history, you'll absolutely despise this book.

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Crowley's book has all the flourish of historical fiction, stuffed with court intrigue, massive armies on the move, and religious portents, all building up to a climax in 1453, when the Ottoman Turks ... Read full review


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