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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    Cross and Crescent in the Balkans
    Subtitle
    The Ottoman Conquest of Southeastern Europe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Nicolle
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844159543
    ISBN 10: 184415954X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVW
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC1
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 06
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010010
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/15CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BALKAN
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: CULT/TURKEY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS055000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBWC, 3H, 1DVW
    DC22: 956.1015, 956.1
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DR485 .N53 2010
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 949.6031
    Thema V1.0: NHWR, NHDJ
    Illustrations note
    33 b/w photographs 4 maps
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Military
    Publication date
    23 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    South Yorkshire