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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Roger Crowley taught English in Istanbul, where he developed a strong interest in the history of Turkey, and is the author of "1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West".

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