The Siege and the Fall of Constantinople in 1453: Historiography, Topography, and Military Studies

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - History - 759 pages
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This major study is a comprehensive scholarly work on a key moment in the history of Europe, the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. The result of years of research, it presents all available sources along with critical evaluations of these narratives.
 

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Contents

THE
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A Ghost a Pope a Merchant and a Boy
93
Sphrantzes and PseudoSphrantzes
139
Folk History
193
PART TWO THE SWORD
297
Prelude to the Siege of 1453
359
A Castle and a Bombard
397
Subordinate Operations
429
Some Observations on Strategy
547
Ephemeris of the Siege
571
Texts on the Execution of Loukas Notaras
597
Kerkoporta
619
Conclusions
622
Some Defenders and NonCombatants
625
Bibliography
663
Index
715

The Main Targets
475

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