Title: The Fall of Constantinople 1453 (Canto Classics)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Cambridge University Press March 2012
1107604699 / 9781107604698
Seller ID: 107529
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 Greeks, the conquest meant the end of the civilisation of Byzantium, and led to the exodus of scholars stimulating the tremendous expansion of Greek studies in the European Renaissance.