The Resource 1453 : The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West., Roger Crowley, (downloadable audiobook)

1453 : The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West., Roger Crowley, (downloadable audiobook)

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1453 : The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West.
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1453
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The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West.
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Roger Crowley
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eng
Summary
A gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today, 1453 tells the story of one of the great forgotten events of world history, the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks.For a thousand years Constantinople was quite simply the city: fabulously wealthy, imperial, intimidating—and Christian. Single-handedly it blunted early Arab enthusiasm for Holy War; when a second wave of Islamic warriors swept out of the Asian steppes in the Middle Ages, Constantinople was the ultimate prize: "The Red Apple." It was a city that had always lived under threat. On average it had survived a siege every forty years for a millenium—until the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II, twenty-one years old and hungry for glory, rode up to the walls in April 1453 with a huge army, "numberless as the stars."Here is the taut, vivid story of this final struggle for the city told largely through the accounts of eyewitnesses. For fifty-five days a tiny group of defenders defied the huge Ottoman army in a seesawing contest fought on land, at sea, and underground. During the course of events, the largest cannon ever built was directed against the world's most formidable defensive system, Ottoman ships were hauled overland into the Golden Horn, and the morale of defenders was crucially undermined by unnerving portents. At the center is the contest between two inspirational leaders, Mehmed II and Constantine XI, fighting for empire and religious faith, and an astonishing finale in a few short hours on May 29, 1453—a defining moment for medieval history
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Crowley, Roger
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Narrator: Simon Prebble
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  • Prebble, Simon
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  • Nonfiction
  • History
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adult
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1453 : The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West., Roger Crowley, (downloadable audiobook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=2700603
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Unabridged
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digital storage
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online resource
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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C6652AC5-17DA-485D-BAB8-32A8E3B8F10C
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Unabridged.
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1 sound file
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  • online
  • electronic
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not applicable
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9781478914358
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(sound recording)
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  • audio
  • computer
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  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
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  • s
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
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unknown
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C6652AC5-17DA-485D-BAB8-32A8E3B8F10C
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  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
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1453 : The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West., Roger Crowley, (downloadable audiobook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=2700603
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
C6652AC5-17DA-485D-BAB8-32A8E3B8F10C
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781478914358
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
C6652AC5-17DA-485D-BAB8-32A8E3B8F10C
System details
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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not applicable

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