When Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, a remarkable era in world history ended. Constantinople, the "city of the world's desire," was a wealthy, imperial, intimidating, and Christian city, influencing world opinion for a thousand years. The fall of Constantinople marked the end of the Byzantium Empire and the end of the medieval era. Thereafter, two worlds would rise -- that of the West and that of the Middle East.
1453 is brought to life by the stories of its two ambitious battling leaders-Mehmed II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, the 57th emperor of Byzantium. It is a vivid, intense tale of courage and cruelty, of technological ingenuity, of endurance and luck. Impeccably researched and told as a real-life adventure, the book explores the issues that led up to and resulted from the fall of Constantinople in a way that is easily grasped and jumps from the pages into the headlines of world news. 1453 is the story of a moment of change that has new relevance today -- a crucial link in the chain of events that besets the modern world....Continua
This is a great book for knowing this famous historical moment.
The author gathered and digested a lot of materials for investigating this event. Also, he had lives in Turkey before. So, he knows and visited a lot of places about this battle over there.
Therefore, he can write such attractive and emotional words to let readers as watching a battle in live.
After reading this book, I know much more about this battle.
How the world was changes from this battle, Middle Age was over from the victory of Ottoman in this battle, etc.
Also, the last chapter of this book let us know why there is a conflict between Arabs and European. It is because the conflict between them was happened since from ancient worlds.
I highly recommend this book if any one likes to know the history....Continua