Comparative Analysis of two sieges of Constantinople in 1204 and 1453

Yazıcıoğlu, Emre (2009) Comparative Analysis of two sieges of Constantinople in 1204 and 1453. Other thesis, TED ANKARA COLLEGE FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL.

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Constantinople is one of the most important cities in history. It was one of the centers of Europe like Belgrade, Vienna and Rome in the middle age and new age. The city also was captured by many great empires throughout history. Macedonia, The Roman Empire, The Byzantium Empire and The Ottoman Empire are just a few examples. The city was the capital of the Byzantium Empire and Ottoman Empire which clearly shows the importance of the city. Even though Constantinople was such an important city, there were only two successful sieges during the middle age. Many kingdoms attempt to capture the city but failed. The only successful sieges were made by the Crusaders in 1204 and The Ottoman Empire in 1453. The point is, this city could not be captured for at least thousand years until 1204 but after 1200, the city actually was captured three times. (The conquest of Constantinople in 1261 from Latin Empire was not a siege so I did not include it in my essay) In two century, enemies pass through the walls of Constantinople twice. This topic includes why the city could not be captured for thousands years but then what makes it possible to conquer Constantinople twice in 250 years.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: IB Notu: D
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sieges of Constantinople, İstanbul,
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2009 13:01
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 10:30

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