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The Grand Turk: Sultan Mehmet II - Conqueror of Constantinople and Master of an Empire Paperback – 28 Dec 2010

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Product details

  • Paperback: 265 pages
  • Publisher: Overlook Press (28 Dec. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159020400X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590204009
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,212,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"In this biography, the first in English in decades, Prof. Freely (Bosporus University), author of some 40 books, mostly on Turkey and Turkish history, explores Mehmet's complex personality, fitting him into his times and culture, seeing him essentially as a Renaissance prince while throwing light on the nature of the Ottoman state and the Balkans in the fifteenth century, both neglected areas of European history." "NYMAS Review"" --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

About the Author

John Freely first went to Istanbul in 1960 to teach physics. A professor at University of the Bosporus in Istanbul, he has written more than twenty books on Turkish history and travel including Istanbul: The Imperial City.

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