The Grand Turk

The Grand Turk

Sultan Mehmet II – Conqueror of Constantinople, Master of an Empire and Lord of Two Seas

Tauris2009

Hardback288pp Illustrated233x156mm

9781845117047     Product Code: 509692

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Aged just 21 when he conquered Constantinople in 1453, Mehmet II was known to Europe as a brutal tyrant, whose advancing Ottoman empire, reaching across Asia Minor to Hungary and Italy, led three Popes to call for Crusades. He was 'the present Terrour of the World', but as John Freely’s biography reveals, Mehmet’s court was filled with poets, astronomers, scholars and artists, and his military conquests brought Greco-Islamic science to the West at the dawn of the Renaissance. Slightly off-mint.

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