Constantinople: The Last Great Siege, 1453

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Faber & Faber, 2005 - East and West - 304 pages
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In the Spring of 1453, the Ottoman Turks advanced on Constantinople in pursuit of an ancient Islamic dream: the capture of the thousand year-old capital of Christian Byzantium. This text is an intense, extraordinary tale of courage and cruelty, technological ingenuity, endurance and luck.

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User Review  - pbjwelch - LibraryThing

To be honest, I had hoped for more than just the tale of the fall of Constantinople. For example, I had read somewhere that it was because of the fall of the 'Eastern Rome' (Constantinople) that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

This is my third Crowley book and least favorite, even though it's his most popular (by LibraryThing ownership stats) and his first book. Still, it is informative and entertaining. Chronologically it ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Roger Cowley read English at Cambridge before going to live in Istanbul. He now works in publishing and lives in Gloucestershire.

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