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    primary sources and the secondary sources, we can say that the reason for the fall of the city was because the Romans did not have the necessary resources to fight of the Turks which left the Romans weak, giving the Ottomans an advantage to win the land that belonged to the Byzantine empire. The most important piece of information given to us from the primary sources, was the eagerness of Mehmed II, to make Constantinople his capital ( ETEP, 1179). After he ascended to the Ottoman throne at 19 years old, he wanted the beautiful city,…

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    Sultan Mehmed II, ruler of the Ottoman Turks came into Constantinople, deciding it was theirs to take (Charles 122). The epic battle lasted from 6 April 1453 to May 29th of 1453 when 10,000 men attempted to defend a staggering estimated 100,000 to 150,00 on the Turks side. The fall of Constantinople was a major turning point in history because of the changes that happened as a result. The Ottomans great and Byzantine’s poor ruling lead to the fall of Constantinople. The city had been an…

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    family of influential leading painters of Venice including his father Jacopo Bellini, his younger brother Giovanni Bellini, and his brother-in-law Andrea Mantegna. He was active in about 1460 and was well known for his portraits. One of his earliest commissions was painting the organ doors for the Church of San Marco in Venice. In 1469, he was knighted and appointed count palatine by Emperor Frederick III. One of his greatest commissions was in 1474 by the Sala del Gran Consiglio of the…

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    1453 Chapter Summary

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    Roger Crowley’s novel, 1453, is a narrative that lays the groundwork for the Battle of Constantinople. The collapse of the Persian Empire and the schism between the East and the West are also encompassed in this book. The fall of Constantinople signaled a shift in history and the end of the Byzantine Empire. Crowley’s comprehensive account of the battle between Mehmet II, the ruler of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, Byzantium’s emperor, illuminates the period in history that was the…

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    Empire was created by means of military conquest, but the military conquest was not able to sustain that Empire. For that very purpose the Ottomans needed scribes, and not janissaries. Limnos is said to be the one of the earliest examples of an imperial style that strongly depended on local people to run things for Istanbul. This example destroys the view point that the Empire was managed by a central bureaucracy whose dictates were impelled by military power. Limnos was debated territory on the…

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    curiosity and passion of observers to describe the achievements of this golden age as well as its downfall. However, there is a common theme in many of these works, the Golden Age was a period of great achievement but it was followed by a sharp decline. Fetih 1453 is a Turkish film that portrays the Ottoman Empire’s conquest of Constantinople. The film opens with Sultan Mehmed II’s ascension to the throne. Sultan Mehmed has the immediate goal of conquering Constantinople. The Sultan’s…

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    Constantinople: for centuries the city served as a symbol for both the imperial might of the East Roman Empire and as a major center for Orthodox Christianity. The conquest of the city by the Ottoman Muslims in 1453 signaled an era of Muslim supremacy in the Balkan and Greek lands and the subsequent decline of Christianity in its hinterlands. As with any cataclysmic event in history, the fall of Constantinople and the consequences that followed are documented and presented differently in “The…

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    (Uzunçarşılı, 1984: 35). Nevertheless, it is well-known fact that Mehmet the conqueror was the first Ottoman sultan who used firearms and gunpowder efficiently and thus the importance of gunpowder and firearms technology was realised during the siege of Constantinople in 1453. These thick walls of Istanbul were destroyed by strong Ottoman cannons called şahi designed by Mehmed the Conqueror himself and were cast by Ali, Muslihuddin, Saruca and Hungarian master Orban. Conquest of Istanbul brought…

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    Life as an Ottoman Subject During the Reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II: The Resurrection of a Constitution The power of the Ottoman Sultan knew no bounds, and the consequences of Abdulhamid II’s poor authority were felt by everyone but the Sultan. Anyone who supported the 1876 Ottoman Constitution was not an aid to the Sultan either which can be seen by the fact that he revoked the Constitution’s power early in his reign. All levels of people were affected by the Sultan’s expectations and actions,…

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    ignorance in order to preserve peace and prevent future loss of life, therefore, it is crucial that the Armenian Genocide should be recognized by everyone as premeditated genocide. In the shadow of World War I, one of the world’s first systematic genocides transpired within the Ottoman Empire. From 1908 to 1922 the Turkish government arrested, executed, and deported over 1.5 million Armenians, following a premeditated and systematic campaign to exterminate the entire people. The decline of power…

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