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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.
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
|Turkish Spelling and Pronunciation||p. xi|
|List of Maps and Illustrations||p. xiii|
|Prologue: Portrait of a Sultan||p. xv|
|The Sons of Osman||p. 1|
|The Boy Sultan||p. 15|
|The Conquest of Constantinople||p. 29|
|Istanbul, Capital of the Ottoman Empire||p. 45|
|Europe in Terror||p. 57|
|War with Venice||p. 71|
|The House of Felicity||p. 81|
|A Renaissance Court in Istanbul||p. 95|
|The Conquest of Negroponte||p. 109|
|Victory over the White Sheep||p. 121|
|Conquest of the Crimea and Albania||p. 133|
|The Siege of Rhodes||p. 147|
|The Capture of Otranto||p. 163|
|Death of the Conqueror||p. 171|
|The Sons of the Conqueror||p. 187|
|The Tide of Conquest Turns||p. 199|
|The Conqueror's City||p. 213|
|The Ottoman Dynasty||p. 243|
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