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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.
  • Empires of the Sea

    By Roger Crowley

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781400157228
    • Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
    • Published: July 2008
    A critical study of the fifty-year conflict between Islam and Chistianity for control of the Mediterranean discusses the decisive sixteenth-century battles at Malta and Lepanto that permanently ended Muslim expansion in the region and looks at the roles played by Ottoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, pirate Hayrettin Barbarossa, Pope Pius V, and General Don John of Austria. Simultaneous.

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