The Fall of Constantinople by Nanami ShionoThe Fall of Constantinople by Nanami Shiono

The Fall of Constantinople

byNanami ShionoTranslated byKerim Yasar

Hardcover | July 1, 2005

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The Roman Empire did not meet its end when barbarians sacked the City of Seven Hills, but rather a thousand years later with the fall of Constantinople, capital of the surviving Eastern Empire. The Ottoman Turks who conquered the city aslo known to us as Byzantium would force a tense centruy of conflict in the Mediterranean culminating in the famous Battle of Lepanto. The first book in a triptych depicting this monumental confrontation between a Muslim empire and Christendom, The Fall of Constantinople brilliantly captures a defning moment in the two creeds' history too often eclipsed by the Crusades.
Nanami Shiono is the preeminent author of popular history in Japanese today. In survey after survey, the most powerful Japanese politicians and industrialists (many of whom she counts as personal friends) name her as their favorite author, and she enjoys a degree of influence in public discourse that few authors anywhere could hope to ...
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Title:The Fall of ConstantinopleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:236 pages, 8.21 × 5.32 × 0.95 inPublished:July 1, 2005Publisher:Kodansha USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1932234179

ISBN - 13:9781932234176

Appropriate for ages: 16

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