1453

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1453

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

By Roger Crowley

Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9781401301910, 304pp.

Publication Date: August 10, 2005

Description

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 Mehmet 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 conflict between the West and the Middle East.



About the Author
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.