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    DescriptionNow in trade paperback, a gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today The 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.

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    The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger Crowley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 300 g
    ISBN 13: 9781401308506
    ISBN 10: 1401308503

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25550
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDT
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Approval Code: A14203000
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS037010, HIS026000
    B&T Approval Code: A15300000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/15CNTY
    B&T Approval Code: A15200300
    Ingram Theme: CULT/TURKEY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS055000
    DC21: 949.6198014
    DC22: 949.6198014
    Thema V1.0: NHG, NHDJ
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DTT, 1QBCS
    Edition statement
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    Publication date
    15 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Roger Crowley was born in England and studied English at Cambridge University. After university, he taught English in Istanbul where he developed his interest in the city and its history. He has traveled widely throughout Turkey, including three journeys on foot across Western Anatolia, and has a working knowledge of Turkish. For the past fifteen years he has worked as a successful educational publisher for Nelson Thornes in Cheltenham, England.
    Review quote
    "Crowley's fascinating account...reads more likely lively fiction...The characters, led by Mohammed II, the young leader of the Ottoman Turks, and Constantine XI, the wearying 57th emperor of a weakening Byzantium, are drawn in great detail from historical source material to bring them to life on the page."