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CROSS AND CRESCENT IN THE BALKANS: THE OTTOMAN CONQUEST OF SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE (14TH-15TH CENTURIES)
Author: Nicolle, D.

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Pen & Sword 2010 Hardback 234mm x 156mm 272 pages 33 b/w photos, 4 maps.

CROSS AND CRESCENT IN THE BALKANS: THE OTTOMAN CONQUEST OF SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE (14TH-15TH CENTURIES)

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This is NOT just another retelling of the Fall of Constantinople though it does include a very fine account of that momentous event. It is the history of a quite extraordinary century and a bit which began when a tiny of force of Ottoman Turkish warriors was invited by the Christian Byzantine Emperor to cross the Dardanelles from Asia into Europe to assist him in one of the civil wars which were tearing the fast-declining Byzantine Empire apart. One hundred and eight years later the Byzantine capital of Constantinople fell to what was by then a hugely powerful and expanding empire of the Islamic Ottoman Turks whose rulers came to see themselves as the natural and legitimate heirs of their Byzantine and indeed Roman predecessors. The book sets the scene explains the background and tells the story both military political cultural and personal of the winners and the losers plus those 'outsiders' who were increasingly being drawn into the dramatic story of the rise of the Ottoman Empire. 

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Author Nicolle, D.
Publisher Pen & Sword
ISBN 9781844159543
Date of Publication 2010
Edition N/A
Binding Hardback
Book Size 234mm x 156mm
Number of pages 272
Images 33 b/w photos, 4 maps
Language English Text
SKU MBN14911

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