Constantinople 1453

The end of Byzantium

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Constantinople 1453

The end of Byzantium

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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.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/The Campaign & Battle/Aftermath/Chronology/Bibliography/The battlefield today/Index

Product details

Published Nov 25 2000
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841760919
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 62 b/w; 67 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 78
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

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Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…

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