It’s a holy war between Islam and Christianity. It’s a battle known the world over. It’s the last outpost of Christian Europe in the Near East facing down a Turkish onslaught. It’s a battle that has profound and lasting implications for our modern world: from debates about Turkish entry into the European Union to the role of religion in warfare. It’s called the Battle of Constantinople. We’ll recount it all and we’ll analyze it all on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on warfare and its socio-political impact.
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1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West by Roger Crowley
Diary of the Siege of Constantinople 1453 by Nicolo Barbaro
The Fall of the Byzantine Empire: A Chronicle by George Sphrantzes translated by Marios Philippides
History of Mehmed the Conqueror by Kritovoulos, translated by Charles T. Riggs
The Fall of Constantinople 1453 by Steven Runciman