The Grand Turk: Sultan Mehmet II - Conqueror of Constantinople and Master of an Empire

Harry N. Abrams, 28 dic. 2010 - 265 páginas
A portrait of the sensationalized Turkish conqueror offers insight into the factors and characteristics that enabled his early capture of Byzantine Constantinople; his thirty-year reign that extended into Asia, Italy, and Hungary; and his confrontations in the face of papal crusades.

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Reseña de usuario  - ShaneTierney - LibraryThing

This book contains all the who, what, where, and when--and yet it felt inadequate. It is the skeleton of a good history, but not the flesh. Perhaps we are doomed to repeat the names and dates of ... Leer reseña completa

THE GRAND TURK: Sultan Mehmet II--Conquerer of Constantinople and Master of an Empire

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Turkey expert Freely (History/Univ. of the Bosphorus; Storm on Horseback: The Seljuk Warriors of Turkey, 2008, etc.) delivers an oblique portrait of the Ottoman ruler who considered himself another ... Leer reseña completa

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John Freely first went to Istanbul in 1960 to teach physics. A professor at University of the Bosporus in Istanbul, he has written more than twenty books on Turkish history and travel including Istanbul: The Imperial City.

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