1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

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Author: Crowley, Roger

Brand: Hachette Books

Edition: Reprint

Features:

  • Hachette Books

Binding: Paperback

Genre: HISTORY

Number Of Pages: 328

Publisher: Hachette Books

Release Date: 15-08-2006

Details: Product Description Now in trade paperback, a gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history, and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's readable and comprehensive account of the battle between Mehmed II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, the 57th emperor of Byzantium, illuminates the period in history that was a precursor to the current jihad between the West and the Middle East. Review "Crowley's fascinating account...reads more likely lively fiction...The characters, led by Mohammed II, the young leader of the Ottoman Turks, and Constantine XI, the wearying 57th emperor of a weakening Byzantium, are drawn in great detail from historical source material to bring them to life on the page." About the Author Roger Crowley was born in England and studied English at Cambridge University. After university, he taught English in Istanbul where he developed his interest in the city and its history. He has traveled widely throughout Turkey, including three journeys on foot across Western Anatolia, and has a working knowledge of Turkish. For the past fifteen years he has worked as a successful educational publisher for Nelson Thornes in Cheltenham, England.

EAN: 8601417158555

Package Dimensions: 8.0 x 5.2 x 1.0 inches

Languages: English

1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West