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Author Freely, John.

Title The grand Turk : Sultan Mehmet II, conqueror of Constantinople and master of an empire / John Freely.

Imprint New York : Overlook Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  956.10152 M474Bf 2009    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvii, 265 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-251) and index.
Contents The sons of Osman -- The boy Sultan -- The conquest of Constantinople -- Istanbul, capital of the Ottoman Empire -- Europe in terror -- War with Venice -- The house of Felicity -- The Renaissance court in Istanbul -- The conquest of Negroponte -- Victory over the White Sheep -- Conquest of the Crimea and Albania -- The siege of Rhodes -- The capture of Otranto -- Death of the conqueror -- The sons of the conqueror -- The tide of conquest turns -- The conqueror's city.
Summary A portrait of the Turkish conqueror offers insight into the factors and characteristics that enabled his capture of Constantinople; his thirty-year reign; and his confrontations in the face of papal crusades.
Subject Mehmed II, Sultan of the Turks, 1432-1481.
Turkey -- History -- Mehmed II, 1451-1481.
Turkey -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
ISBN 9781590202487

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