THE FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE by Bernardine Kielty

THE FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As personal and explosive as the giant 30,000 pound cannon turned on the householders of Constantinople, this is the story of attack by the Turks in 1453 A.D. At the same time, it manages to stay detached and above the action, using a flashback technique to place East Christendom's last stand in proper perspective in the firmament of millenia, where march the mighty Roman Constantine, Mohammed's raiders, bumbling Crusaders, and Genghis Khan. This story of East and West contains many insights into religious, racial and economic movements whose effects are still with us 504 years after the city's fall.

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 1957
Publisher: Random House