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  • 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

    By Roger Crowley

    Our Price: $28.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781401301910
    • Publisher: Hyperion
    • Published: August 2005
    For over a thousand years, Constantinople had been the center of the Western world and the defense of Christianity against Islam. Thanks to its strategic location and massive fortifications, it withstood repeated attacks from the east. But in 1453, Mehmet II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, rallied the forces of Islam against the bastion, determined to take the city by siege. Armed with a 27-foot-long cannon called the Basilica; 80,000 Muslims in April 1453 began their strike against a mere 8,000 Christian troops led by Constantine XI. '1453' is a vivid, intense tale of courage, cruelty, endurance, luck and a battle that changed the world forever.
  • City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas

    By Roger Crowley

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400068203
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: 2012
    Drawing on firsthand accounts of pitched sea battles, skillful negotiations and diplomatic maneuvers, the best-selling author of Empires of the Sea offers a complete history of Venice's centuries-long reign as a naval power and maritime trading empire.

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