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On 6th April 1453, the city of Constantinople was attacked by Mehmet II, who wanted to put an end to the Christian stronghold in the East. The Byzantine Empire, which was already declining, did all they could to resist the onslaught but after 50 days of attack and bombardment, Constantinople finally fell.

This book is a practical and accessible guide to understanding more about the fall of Constantinople, providing you with the essential information and saving time.

In 50 minutes you will be able to:
• Understand the historical, political and social context of the time that led to the fall of Constantinople
• Identify the two forces present in the battle and why they were part of the conflict
• Analyze the outcome of the battle and how this led to the end of the Byzantine Empire and the golden age of the Ottomans

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