The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history, and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's readable and comprehensive account of the battle between Mehmed II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, the 57th emperor of Byzantium, illuminates the period in history that was a precursor to the current jihad between the West and the Middle East....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