Medieval Warfare Special: The Conquest of Constantinople

The 2014 Medieval Warfare Special issue will be entirely dedicated - all 84 pages - to the Fall of Constantinople in 1453. It's like a normal issue, except it'll have more pages, more articles, more maps and more illustrations!

NB: Not part of regular subscriptions!

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Medieval Warfare Special 2014: 1453 - The Conquest of Constantinople with

  • Eugenia Russel, Historical introduction – the destruction of the Oikoumeni
  • Kenneth Cline, Constantine XI – no room to maneuver
  • Murat Özveri, Mehmed ‘the Conqueror’ – A sultan of paradoxes
  • Nicola Bergamo, Venice, Genoa and Byzantium – difficult ‘trio'
  • Konstantin Nossov, The walls of Constantinople
  • Stephen Bennett & Nils Visser, The Conquest of Constantinople
  • Murray Dahm, Fallout – Contemporary reactions to the loss of Constantinople
  • Lukasz Rozycki, The fall of the Old World through the eyes of the “Polish janissary”
  • Raffaele D’Amato, The last defenders – the Roman army
  • Vassilis Pergalias, The final opponents – the Ottoman army
  • Ben Sheppard, Aftermath
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ManufacturerKarwansaray BV
Digital productNo
Free shipping on entire orderNo
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Customer Reviews (5)
Great Summary for a Cinderella Period
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I'd been scouring the bookshelves for good information about the Fall of Constantinople, and starting to despair when this issue fell in to my lap and promptly answered most of my pressing questions. If I had one complaint about the issue, I would have liked to have seen a few more images of late Byzantine armour, perhaps of regular footsoldiers, or Varangian remnants. However, as that's just my specific area of interest, it certainly doesn't detract from the issue. Very much recommended. Review by Herodotus of Danum (Posted on 10/27/2014)
Perfect!
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Nice items and high level service. Review by doc4710 (Posted on 8/21/2014)
As always, a worthwhile addition to your library on this subject
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What the MW Specials always do is go into detail that the more general books on the subject may miss. Even when I have several volumes already, the specialist articles add an extra dimension. Review by Gk (Posted on 7/17/2014)
I Couldn't Put this one down
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As a bit of a Byzantine fan I really looked forward to this MW special, and I wasn't to be disappointed. 82 pages of excellent articles, maps and artwork which give a brilliant precis of the event that many see as marking the end of the medieval world. The articles cover an introduction to the Byzantine Empire in the 15th century; the protagonists Constantine XI and Mehmet, the forces involved including the famous walls on Constantinople; the role of Venice and Genoa and finally the aftermath both as regards the Western European reaction and then the fall of Byzantine Greece. The articles are well written striking a nice balance between academic rigour and "populism". The further reading suggestions are most welcome and I already plan a few purchases. Bring on the 2015 special!! Review by Simon Williams (Posted on 6/22/2014)
Excellent artciles and presentation
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Excellent background, especially on the Byzantine strategic dilemma, effects of rivalry with Venice and Genoa, attitudes of the Turks and on the siege itself and it's aftermath.
Each article is easy to read and gives a comprehensive coverage of it's subject.
Lovely illustrations (especially the striking cover) and great format.
Look forward to more of these in the future.
Review by Alan Boughey (Posted on 5/27/2014)
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