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Synopsis for JW3 afternoon class, Thurs 11 Feb

The Fall of the city to the Ottoman Turks 1453


1 Introduction and Setting the Scene

2 The poor state of Constantinople in first half of 15th century

3 The noose tightens

4 The attack begins

5 The final day

6 Aftermath and after


Book References


The Ottomans Andrew Wheatcroft

The Ottomans David Nicolle

Already mentioned but an excellent account of Ottoman Empire 1300-1923 is Osman's Dream by Caroline Finkel

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