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Constantinople 1453

A Bloody End to Empire

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Constantinople 1453 by David Nicolle
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This Osprey title details the epic four-month siege of the city of Constantinople in 1453, last vestige of the once mighty Roman and Byzantine Empires. Mehmet 'The Conqueror' led an army of 80,000 men with a massive siege train against the city. Defending were a mere 10,000 men under the Emperor Constantine XI. The Turkish artillery battered the ancient city walls mercilessly, levelling a large section. A gallant defence held off the massive Turkish assault for several hours. Refusing appeals to flee, Constantine returned to the breaches and fought until overwhelmed and killed. Thus died the last Emperor of the Byzantines, and with him his once glorious empire.

Author Biography

David Nicolle was born in 1944, the son of the illustrator Pat Nicolle. He worked in the BBC Arabic service for a number of years, before going 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written many books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. David lives and works in Leicestershire, UK.
Release date NZ
November 16th, 2000
Author
Contributor
Illustrated by Christa Hook
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
75 b&w and 13 colour illustrations, chronology, bibliography
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Pages
96
Dimensions
184x248x6
ISBN-13
9781841760919
Product ID
2467410

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