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    DescriptionThe walls of Constantinople are the greatest surviving example of European medieval military architecture in the world. They withstood numerous sieges until being finally overcome by the artillery of Mehmed the Conqueror in 1453, and exist today as a time capsule of Byzantine and Medieval history. This book examines the main defensive system protecting the landward side of the city, which consisted of three parallel walls about 5 miles long. The walls defended the city against intruders, including Attila the Hun, before finally being breached by European knights during the fourth Crusade in 1204 and, ultimately, destroyed by Turkish artillery in 1453.

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    The Walls of Constantinople AD 413-1453
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Tumbull, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781841767598
    ISBN 10: 184176759X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D, 3F, 3H
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS037010, HIS002000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/TURKEY
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAZ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS055000
    BIC subject category V2: 3H, 3D, 3F, 1QDAZ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC22: 623.10949618
    LC classification: DR729 .T87 2004
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    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHG, NHDJ
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3KL, 3C, 3KH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBCB
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    15 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Stephen Tumbull is recognised as one of the world's foremost military historians of the medieval and early modern periods. He first rose to prominence as a result of his extensive writings on the samurai, and has since written on less familiar areas of military history such as Korea, Eastem Europe and the Baltic states. Peter Dennis was born in 1950 and, having been inspired by contemporary magazines such as 'Look and Learn,' he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. He has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on hstorical subjects. He is a keen wargarner and modelmaker.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Chronology; Design and Development; Tour of the Sites; The Principles of Defence; The Living Sites; Operational History; Aftermath; The Sites Today; Bibliography and Further Reading; Glossary; Index