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Author Crowley, Roger, 1951-

Title 1453 : the holy war for Constantinople and the clash of Islam and the West / Roger Crowley.

Imprint New York : Hyperion, 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  949.6198014 C886f 2005    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description ix, 304 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-287) and index.
Contents Prologue: The Red Apple -- The Burning Sea -- Dreaming of Istanbul -- Sultan and Emperor -- Cutting the Throat -- The Dark Church -- The Wall and the Gun -- Numerous as the Stars -- The Awful Resurrection Blast -- A Wind from God -- Spirals of Blood -- Terrible Engines -- Omens and Portents -- "Remember the Date" -- The Locked Gates -- A Handful of Dust -- The Present Terror of the World -- Epilogue: Resting Places.
Summary A comprehensive account of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 examines the end of the Byzantine Empire and the medieval era, and the implications of the siege for the relationship between the West and Islam.
Subject Istanbul (Turkey) -- History -- Siege, 1453.
East and West.
Islam and world politics.
East and West. (OCoLC)fst00901090
Islam and world politics. (OCoLC)fst00979897
Turkey -- Istanbul. (OCoLC)fst01204833
Istanbul (Turkey) -- History -- Siege, 1453.
Chronological Term 1453
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 1401301916

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