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Mehmed the Conqueror and His Time : Bollingen Series (General) - Franz Babinger

Mehmed the Conqueror and His Time

Bollingen Series (General)

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Published: 1st October 1992
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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

"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

List of Illustrations
Editor's Preface
Note on Spelling and Transliteration
Abbreviations
The Ottoman Empire at Murad's accessionp. 3
Birth of a princep. 9
Balkan campaigns - Hungarian counteroffensivep. 16
The crusade of Varnap. 27
A child sultanp. 41
The campaign in Greecep. 44
Murad's last yearsp. 56
Mehmed's final return to the thronep. 64
The fortress on the Bosporusp. 75
The fall of Constantinoplep. 87
Creation of an Ottoman imperial capitalp. 101
Repercussions in the Westp. 117
Ottoman expansion into the Aegeanp. 129
The siege of Belgradep. 137
Ottoman campaigns - Albania, Serbia, and Greecep. 151
Papal efforts at Western unificationp. 167
The last of the Palaeologip. 173
Eastern adventurers and the fall of Trebizondp. 183
The pope and the sultanp. 197
Vlad the impalerp. 203
The subjection of Bosniap. 215
Outbreak of war with Venicep. 225
Papal efforts at Crusadep. 233
The Ottomans on the Adriaticp. 251
Anatolian undertakingsp. 269
The fall of Negropontp. 279
The Mosque of the Conquerorp. 293
Uzun Hasan in league with the Westp. 302
War in the East with Uzun Hasanp. 309
The fall of Mahmud Pashap. 329
Deathblow to Genoa's Levantine tradep. 341
Ottoman raiders at the gates of Venice and Austriap. 347
Mehmed in Walachia and Moldaviap. 351
The sieges of Kruje and Shkoderp. 359
Peace at last with Venicep. 369
Ottoman landing in southeastern Italyp. 389
Unsuccessful attack on Rhodesp. 397
Mehmed's last campaigns and deathp. 401
The personality and empire of Mehmed the Conquerorp. 409
The ruler and the manp. 409
State and societyp. 432
Art literature and sciencep. 462
Mehmed the Conqueror and the Westp. 494
Lists of Rulers and Popesp. 511
Glossaryp. 513
Indexp. 515
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ISBN: 9780691010786
ISBN-10: 0691010781
Series: Bollingen Series (General)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 572
Published: 1st October 1992
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.2  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.82