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1453: The Holy War For Constantinople And The Clash Of Islam And The West

ISBN 10: 1401301916 / 1-4013-0191-6
ISBN 13: 9781401301910
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Hardcover
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A complete and compelling account of the fall of Constantinople, the siege that gave rise to today's jihad.
When Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, a remarkable era in world history ended. Constantinople, the "city of the world's desire," was a wealthy, imperial, intimidating, and Christian city, influencing world opinion for a thousand years. The fall of Constantinople marked the end of the Byzantium Empire and the end of the medieval era. Thereafter, two worlds would rise -- that of the West and that of the Middle East.
1453 is brought to life by the stories of its two ambitious battling leaders-Mehmed II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, the 57th emperor of Byzantium. It is a vivid, intense tale of courage and cruelty, of technological ingenuity, of endurance and luck. Impeccably researched and told as a real-life adventure, the book explores the issues that led up to and resulted from the fall of Constantinople in a way that is easily grasped and jumps from the pages into the headlines of world news. 1453 is the story of a moment of change that has new relevance today -- a crucial link in the chain of events that besets the modern world.


Review:

"After a slightly rambling start, Crowley gets you by the throat, switching back and forth between the Ottoman and the Byzantine camps as he leads his story to a nail-biting close. You know how it's going to end, but it doesn't make the slightest difference....Crowley has used the sources to make sure that we enter the state of mind of individuals at a moment of intense crisis, and his account of what happened on 23 May, when the Ottomans finally burst into the shattered city, is moving and convincing."

Jason Goodwin, Literary Review, September, 2005

 

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