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The Resource 1453 : the holy war for Constantinople and the clash of Islam and the West, Roger Crowley

1453 : the holy war for Constantinople and the clash of Islam and the West, Roger Crowley

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1453 : the holy war for Constantinople and the clash of Islam and the West
Title
1453
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the holy war for Constantinople and the clash of Islam and the West
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Roger Crowley
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Fourteen fifty three
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "For over a thousand years, Constantinople had been the center of the Western world and the defense of Christianity against Islam. Thanks to its strategic location and massive fortifications, it had withstood repeated attacks from the east. But in 1453, Mehmet II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, rallied the forces of Islam against the bastion, determined to take the city by siege." "Armed with new weaponry, including gunpowder and a 27-foot-long cannon called the Basilica, 80,000 Muslims in April 1453 began their strike against a mere 8,000 Christian troops led by Constantine XI, the 57th emperor of Byzantium. It was to be a contest between the great gun and the great wall - miraculously, for seven weeks the city held out."
  • "1453 is a tale of courage and cruelty, of technological ingenuity, endurance, and luck that is brought to life by the contrasting characters of the two ambitious leaders. Incorporating many contemporary accounts of the events, this real-life adventure explores not only what happened, but who provided the drama and why. On May 29 - after weeks of constant bombardment - the city fell and the world changed. It was the end of Byzantium, the end of the medieval world. 1453 is the story of this moment and the crucial link it provides in the chain of events that connects the historic confrontations of the Mideast to the modern world."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A comprehensive account of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 examines the end of the Byzantine Empire and of the medieval era in light of the rise of two separate worlds--the West and the Middle East--as well as the implications of the siege for the relationship between the West and Islam
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167888
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1951-
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Crowley, Roger,
Dewey number
949.61
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • maps
  • coats of arms
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • East and West
  • Islam and world politics
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
Target audience
general
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the holy war for Constantinople and the clash of Islam and the West
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1453 : the holy war for Constantinople and the clash of Islam and the West, Roger Crowley
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000041234049
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
[ix], 304 p., [4] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781401308506
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
1453 : the holy war for Constantinople and the clash of Islam and the West, Roger Crowley
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000041234049
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
[ix], 304 p., [4] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781401308506
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps

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