The fall of Constantinople, 1453

This classic account shows how the fall of Constantinople in May 1453, after a siege of several weeks, came as a bitter shock to Western Christendom. The city's plight had been neglected, and negligible help was sent in this crisis. To the Turks, victory not only brought a new imperial capital, but guaranteed that their empire would last. To the
Cambridge University Press (1990-11-30) 292 pages ISBN: 0521398320, 9780521398329

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