Crusading and the Ottoman Threat, 1453-1505

Crusading and the Ottoman Threat, 1453-1505

by Norman Housley
     
 
An assessment of the ambitious programme to refashion crusading to defend Christian Europe and to resist the advance of the Ottoman Turks into the western Balkans and central Mediterranean in the fifty years following Sultan Mehmed II's capture of Constantinople in 1453.

Overview

An assessment of the ambitious programme to refashion crusading to defend Christian Europe and to resist the advance of the Ottoman Turks into the western Balkans and central Mediterranean in the fifty years following Sultan Mehmed II's capture of Constantinople in 1453.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199227051
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/29/2012
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Norman Housley was born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire in 1952, and educated there and at Cambridge University. Since 1983 he has worked at the University of Leicester, holding visiting fellowships at Oxford, Princeton, and Washington. Housley has spent his professional life working on the crusades, with the emphasis on crusading in the late Middle Ages. He has published thirteen authored or edited books on the crusades.

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