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  • A Captivating Guide to the Conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks That Marked the End of the Byzantine Empire
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Duke Holm
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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The Fall of Constantinople

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Narrated by: Duke Holm
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Summary

Explore a major turning point in the history of Europe and the Middle East.

The fall of Constantinople was an event that had great repercussions across both East and West. Why did it happen? How did it happen? And what was the aftermath?

In this audiobook, you'll discover the most scintillating and relevant details - forlorn love, codified fratricide, and more - of the fall of Constantinople, the capital city of the Byzantine Empire.

The Fall of Constantinople: A Captivating Guide to the Conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks That Marked the End of the Byzantine Empire includes topics such as:

  • The Gateway to the West
  • God Wills It: Knights of the First Crusade
  • Broken Promises: The Fourth Crusade
  • Schisms in the Church
  • Preparation: The Big Guns
  • Constantinople: The Final Stand
  • The Aftermath
  • And much, much more!

Listen to the audiobook now to learn more about the fall of Constantinople!

©2018 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History

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An important scholarly work.

The book proves to be an important scholarly work which can be used in the academic world as an account of the events of 1453; however, it can also appeal to anyone who is interested in the subject, as it is very easy to read, even today, after forty years after it was written. Although some of the language feels outdated at times, on the whole, the book continues to be clear and understandable to a wide range of readers.

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It is valuable for a wide variety of readers.

The author's account of this very important element of history is very detailed and thorough. While his style and the nature of the topic make the book very enjoyable to read, The Author does not hesitate to provide as much information as possible when describing the events which took place. While he does not directly identify the type of audience he wrote this piece for within the preface or the rest of the book, it seems as though the work can be valuable for a wide variety of readers and used in several different ways.

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The fall of Constantinople, indeed a best guide.

This book is full of pathos as well as the complete understanding of positions of two struggling sides. But as a military history admirer I also like and appreciate the book by Roger Crowley on the same topic, because it offers a decent review of previous great sieges of Constantinople together with a better description of the military aspects of this great final siege that changed the owner of this great city.

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What a history, what a great effort.

It's not a hands-on guide, however. Unfortunately, it is not accompanied by enough illustrations, maps and diagrams (all because this is an audible), but these can be found on.various online sites, especially the maps at wikipedia.

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The Fall of Constantinople, top book.

It is a book to read today while Islam is again putting pressure on the Western world. What if it happened again? Captivating History shows how trading and economic interests outbid religious fervor. And that however dramatic the events may be, life reorganizes around any faith.

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This is story of lost paradise.

The author shows how the decaying Christian Byzantine empire was practically reduced to Constantinople before being conquered . Mehmet II revived the empire and was considered heir to the Caesars. This is also the story of a lost paradise that nobody seems to regret today. Just as Islam lost its own paradise in Andalusia a few decades later under Isabella the Catholic.

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