The Roman Empire did not meet its end when barbarians sacked the City of Seven Hills, but rather a thousand years later with the fall of Constantinople, capital of the surviving Eastern Empire. The Ottoman Turks who conquered the city aslo known to us as Byzantium would force a tense centruy of conflict in the Mediterranean culminating in the famous Battle of Lepanto. TheThe Roman Empire did not meet its end when barbarians sacked the City of Seven Hills, but rather a thousand years later with the fall of Constantinople, capital of the surviving Eastern Empire. The Ottoman Turks who conquered the city aslo known to us as Byzantium would force a tense centruy of conflict in the Mediterranean culminating in the famous Battle of Lepanto. The first book in a triptych depicting this monumental confrontation between a Muslim empire and Christendom, The Fall of Constantinople brilliantly captures a defning moment in the two creeds' history too often eclipsed by the Crusades....
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The Fall of Constantinople Reviews
This was a great historical work, told in a narrative style, that really gave you a feel for the time period. Although it is told in a narrative, it is still a book of history. If you were exposed to history through the stories of your elders you may like the style of this book. However, there are no citations so you can't be certain what is historical fact and what is embellished for the narrative. If you have been wanting to learn more about this area of the world during this time period, this is an great book to introduce you to it.
Четвертая или уже даже пятая прочитанная книга о падении Константинополя. На этот раз от японской исторички Средиземноморья Нанами Шионо. В целом, вышло слабовато. Малый объем, и как следствие мизер новых деталей и собственных изысканий. Небезынтересная идея показать события POV персонажей с разных сторон (рекрутированные османами сербы, советник императора, венецианский лекарь, паж султана, генуэзский торгаш и др.) загублена невнятным исполнением, а также поверхностным и, на мой вкус, исключительно женским [мело]драматизмом. Честно говоря, если брать в расчет исключительно научпоп, то ничего лучше Роджера Краули по теме пока не написано. Вот уж где драма и эпик слились в фантастическое и душераздирающее полотно. Здесь этим, увы, и не пахнет.
[Spoilers...but historical ones] "Isn't there a single Christian here who will kindly plunge a sword into my heart?" rang out the last Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI as he plunged into a wave on oncoming Turkish soldiers. Moments such as this come to life on the pages of Nanami Shiono's The Fall of Constantinople. I have always been interested in this historical event and picked up this book to read more about it. Within a day or two I had finished it. It is fast-paced and brings the historical participants to life. I also learned a great deal about the Ottoman worldview, the relationship between the Venetians and Genoans, as well as the waning days of the Byzantine world. Historical subjects which are not always popular focal points. I would guess (without doing research) that this battle inspired Tolkein's battle for Minas Tirith in ROTK. Though sometimes Shiono gets a little too attached to giving mini-biographies of characters, but all-in-all this book is an excellent read which will keep the reader captivated.
How this fine and ancient city fell to the Turks and what events and decisions played the part of its downfall. This is my favorite of her books because it talks of the final days of Constantinople and I love that city! And it will forever be Constantinople not Istanbul!!!!!!!!!!!