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The Grand Turk: Sultan Mehmet II-Conqueror of Constantinople and Master of an Empire



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Sultan Mehmet II, known to his countrymen as the "the Conqueror" and to much of Europe as "the Terror of the World," was once Europe's most feared and powerful ruler.

Author Biography

John Freely was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1926. He earned his Ph.D. from New York University and completed his postdoctoral studies at Oxford, and is currently a professor at Bosphorus University in Istanbul. He has written more than forty books, many of them about Turkey, including Istanbul: The Imperial City.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Turkish Spelling and Pronunciationp. xi
List of Maps and Illustrationsp. xiii
Prologue: Portrait of a Sultanp. xv
The Sons of Osmanp. 1
The Boy Sultanp. 15
The Conquest of Constantinoplep. 29
Istanbul, Capital of the Ottoman Empirep. 45
Europe in Terrorp. 57
War with Venicep. 71
The House of Felicityp. 81
A Renaissance Court in Istanbulp. 95
The Conquest of Negropontep. 109
Victory over the White Sheepp. 121
Conquest of the Crimea and Albaniap. 133
The Siege of Rhodesp. 147
The Capture of Otrantop. 163
Death of the Conquerorp. 171
The Sons of the Conquerorp. 187
The Tide of Conquest Turnsp. 199
The Conqueror's Cityp. 213
Notesp. 227
Glossaryp. 241
The Ottoman Dynastyp. 243
Bibliographyp. 245
Indexp. 253
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