1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
Now in trade paperback, a gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in todayThe 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... show more
Now in trade paperback, a gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in todayThe 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.
Publish date: August 15th 2006
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Military History
, European History
, World History
What an inspiring story. The characters on both side of the conflict are amazing. I'd rank this story of the last battle for Constantinople with the Greeks at Thermopylae, or the Texans at the Alamo. The greatness that lies within us may seem dormant at times, but we are all capable of rising to the...
With thousands of refugees streaming to Europe along with (mostly illegal) immigrants and with terrorism being a futile though popular kind of “battle” preferably used by those who know nothing but violence to make their point, there is much talk about the clash of cultures. The most obvious tension...
Constantinople: The Last Great Siege, 1453 Well written book about the fall of Constantinople.
[Review copy from the publisher. Review originally published here.]A few years ago, I took a course called “Psychology of Religion”. During that course we discussed several psychological theories on religion or religious phenomena. We discussed early developers of psychology, including Freud, and on...
Like the city of Constantinople itelf, the events in this book are very complex. In his analysis of the seige, Roger Crowley skillfully follows several strings:TECHNOLOGY The Byzantines successfully defended Constantinople for centuries against repeated assaults from the Near East. When Arab for...