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User Review  - Gordopolis - LibraryThing

The author tells the story of the death throes of Byzantium with a vivid narrative. The army is barely more than a rag-tag militia supplemented by mercenaries supplied by neighbouring states almost in ... Read full review

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User Review  - CSL - LibraryThing

An engaging and ultimately very excellent account of the siege in 1453 that spelled the end to the Byzantine Empire and its capital city of Constantinople to an army of Ottoman Turks under Sultan ... Read full review

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User Review  - DireWeevil - LibraryThing

A book someone should make a movie about. Had to read it for an Ottoman history class and was not to thrilled about doing so until I began to read it. Very good account of the fall of Constantinople and a lession to us all. Read full review


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