The siege and the fall of Constantinople in 1453

historiography, topography, and military studies
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StatementMarios Philippides and Walter K. Hanak
ContributionsHanak, Walter K., 1929-
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LC ClassificationsDF649 .P4 2010
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Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL25041648M
ISBN 139781409410645, 9781409410652
LC Control Number2010033255

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The fall of Constantinople, ( ), conquest of Constantinople by Sultan Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire. The dwindling Byzantine Empire came to an end when the Ottomans breached Constantinople’s ancient land wall after besieging the city for 55 days. This major study is a comprehensive scholarly work on a key moment in the history of Europe, the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in The result of years of research, it presents all available sources along with critical evaluations of these narratives.

The authors have consulted texts in all relevant languages, both those that remain only in manuscript and others 5/5(1). The siege and fall of Constantinople in remain a complex chapter in the history of the rise and demise of major states.

That the Byzantine empire was a. Constantinople, Siege and Fall of The Ottoman sultan Mehmed II resolved as early as autumn to attack Constantinople, but officially proclaimed his intent only in Jan.

By 5 Apr., he positioned an army allege–, strong outside the land walls of Constantinople, while an armada of more than ships patrolled the coastal : Naz Baydar. Runciman shows that the fall of Constantinople to the Turks on ( years ago today!) was both inevitable and of mostly marginal historical significance (except, of course, to the people of the city itself).

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It had always seemed to me an event of epochal importance -- history's pages finally slamming shut on the Roman by: The outcome of the siege, decided in a few short hours on 29 Mayis one of the great set-piece moments of world history. Download Constantinople: The Last Great Siege.

This major study is a comprehensive scholarly work on a key moment in the history of Europe, the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in The result of years of research, it presents all available sources along with critical evaluations of these narratives.

The fall of Constantinople in 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.

This is a monster of a book. It must be the most detailed assessment of the fall of Constantinople in that there has ever been. It subjects the scholarly literature devoted to the subject over the last century-and-a-half to a searching scrutiny.

Description: This classic account shows how the fall of Constantinople in Mayafter a siege of several weeks, came as a bitter shock to Western Christendom. The city's plight had been neglected, and negligible help was sent in this crisis.

(source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary This major study is a comprehensive scholarly work on a key moment in the history of Europe, the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in The result of years of research, it presents all available sources along with critical evaluations of these narratives.

The fall of Constantinople marked the fall of Byzantine Empire; an empire so vast that its demise was unthinkable before the success siege of the city of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks led by Sultan Mehmed II in Constantinople was one of the most fortified cities in the world then.

It was guarded by an army of approximat men. Those refugees brought books that helped spark an interest in antiquity that fueled the Italian Renaissance and essentially put an end to the Middle Ages altogether.

The Fall of Constantinople traces the history of the formation of the Ottoman Empire, the siege that toppled the city, and the dissolution of the Byzantine Empire. The Siege and the Fall of Constantinople in Historiography, Topography, and Military Studies (Book).

From the Book the legacy of Jihad by Andrew G Bostom: “Sultan Mehmed (in order to) arouse greater zeal for the way of God issued an order (that the city was to be) plundered. And from all. For the final siege of Constantinople, see Fall of Constantinople.

There were many sieges of Constantinople during the history of the Byzantine Empire.

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Two of them resulted in the capture of Constantinople from Byzantine rule: in by the Fourth Crusade, and in by the Ottoman Empire under Mehmed II. Constantinople: The Last Great Siege, and over million other books are available for Amazon Kindle.

Ships from and sold by Book Depository UK. Paperback – 1 August by Roger Crowley (Author)/5(). Niccolò Barbaro was a Venetian physician, and author of an eyewitness account of the Fall of Constantinople in The historian Steven Runciman called him 'the most useful of the Western sources' on the fall of the city inprimarily because of the compelling narrative that follows the events of the siege on a daily basis.

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However, as a Venetian, Barbaro held strong Authority control: GND:ISNI:. Giovanni Giustiniani Longo (Greek: Ιωάννης Λόνγος Ιουστινιάνης, Iōánnēs Lóngos Ioustiniánēs; Latin: Ioannes Iustinianus Longus; – June 1, ) was a Genoese captain, a member of one of the greatest families of the Republic of Genoa, a kinsman to the powerful house of Doria in Genoa, and protostrator of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire.

However, onConstantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks. Sultan Mehmed II transformed Hagia Sophia into an mosque, and the few partisans of the union fled to Italy.

The fall of Constantinople in provided humanism with a major boost, for many eastern scholars fled to Italy, bringing with them important books and manuscripts and a.Buy Constantinople - The Last Great Siege, by Roger Crowley | | from In the spring ofthe Ottoman Turks advanced on Constantinople in pursuit of an ancient Islamic dream: capturing the thousand-year-old capital of Christian Byzantium.

During the siege that followed, a small band of badly organised defenders. The diary of Nicolo Barbaro is perhaps the most detailed and accurate eyewitness account of the siege and fall of Constantinople.

Nicolo was a surgeon by profession, and a member of one of the patrician families of Venice.