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From the famous siege of Constantinople in 1453 through the numerous other campaigns that securely established the Ottoman Empire, the events in the life of the emperor Mehmed II are the subject of this classic biography. One of the most important figures in Ottoman history, Mehmed was the architect of victories that inspired fear throughout Europe and contributed to an image of the Turk prevalent in Western art and literature for many years. "Fascinating. . . . From the Western viewpoint, Mehmed was seen as the man who gave the death blow to Byzantium, destroying the last vestige of the Eastern Roman Empire. Not surprisingly, the Turks regard him as the greatest of all sultans, a figure unparalleled in the history of the world for military prowess, statecraft, patronage of the arts and sciences."--Robert Kirsch, The Los Angeles Times Book Review "The definitive scholarly biography of the Ottoman emperor who in 1453 conquered Constantinople. . . . Mehmed's career is a study of battle, murder, and sudden death, of brutality, perfidy, and spite, with no moral superiority awardable to either Christians or Muslims."--The New Yorker

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From the famous siege of Constantinople in 1453 through the numerous other campaigns that securely established the Ottoman Empire, the events in the life of the emperor Mehmed II are the subject of this classic biography. One of the most important figures Ottoman history, Mehmed was the architect of victories that inspired fear throughout Europe and contributed to an image of the Turk prevalent in Western art and literature for many years.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Editor's Preface
Note on Spelling and Transliteration
Abbreviations
Bk. 1The Ottoman Empire at Murad's accession3
Birth of a prince9
Balkan campaigns - Hungarian counteroffensive16
The crusade of Varna27
A child sultan41
The campaign in Greece44
Murad's last years56
Bk. 2Mehmed's final return to the throne64
The fortress on the Bosporus75
The fall of Constantinople87
Creation of an Ottoman imperial capital101
Repercussions in the West117
Ottoman expansion into the Aegean129
The siege of Belgrade137
Bk. 3Ottoman campaigns - Albania, Serbia, and Greece151
Papal efforts at Western unification167
The last of the Palaeologi173
Eastern adventurers and the fall of Trebizond183
The pope and the sultan197
Vlad the impaler203
Bk. 4The subjection of Bosnia215
Outbreak of war with Venice225
Papal efforts at Crusade233
The Ottomans on the Adriatic251
Anatolian undertakings269
The fall of Negropont279
The Mosque of the Conqueror293
Bk. 5Uzun Hasan in league with the West302
War in the East with Uzun Hasan309
The fall of Mahmud Pasha329
Deathblow to Genoa's Levantine trade341
Ottoman raiders at the gates of Venice and Austria347
Mehmed in Walachia and Moldavia351
The sieges of Kruje and Shkoder359
Bk. 6Peace at last with Venice369
Ottoman landing in southeastern Italy389
Unsuccessful attack on Rhodes397
Mehmed's last campaigns and death401
Bk. 7The personality and empire of Mehmed the Conqueror409
IThe ruler and the man409
IIState and society432
IIIArt literature and science462
IVMehmed the Conqueror and the West494
App. 1. Lists of Rulers and Popes511
App. 2. Glossary513
Index515

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691010786
Editor:
Hickman, William C.
Translator:
Manheim, Ralph
Translator:
Manheim, Ralph
Author:
Babinger, Franz
Author:
Hickman, William C.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Middle East - Turkey
Subject:
Turkey
Subject:
Ottoman empire, 1288-1918
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Middle Eastern Studies
Subject:
Mehmed
Subject:
Turkey History Mehmed II, 1451-1481.
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Bollingen Series (General)
Series Volume:
96
Publication Date:
October 1992
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
572
Dimensions:
9.46x6.52x1.29 in. 1.81 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From the famous siege of Constantinople in 1453 through the numerous other campaigns that securely established the Ottoman Empire, the events in the life of the emperor Mehmed II are the subject of this classic biography. One of the most important figures Ottoman history, Mehmed was the architect of victories that inspired fear throughout Europe and contributed to an image of the Turk prevalent in Western art and literature for many years.
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