1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the WestEditorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe
A fluent history of the annus horribilis in which impregnable Constantinople finally fell to Islam, a key moment in a 1,500-year-long clash of civilizations.Constantinople was a multinational, multiethnic city at a great cultural crossroads. Its army and that of the threatening Turks were similarly various: as British writer Crowley, a sometime resident of Istanbul, remarks, the Ottoman Empire's ... Read full review
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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.
Review: 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the WestUser Review - John Sharp - Goodreads
Great little read on the fall of Constantinople. Read full review