Caderea Constantinopolelui
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Caderea Constantinopolelui

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Caderea Constantinopolelui, romanul lui Vintila Corbu, este bestseller absolut in Romania, numai primul tiraj, in anii `80, fiind de 192.000 de exemplare. Caderea Constantinopolelui este numele sub care e cunoscuta cucerirea capitalei Imperiului Bizantin de fortele Imperiului Otoman, sub comanda sultanului Mehmed al II-lea. Caderea Constantinopolului a însemnat nu numai sf...more
Paperback, 600 pages
Published 1976 by Cartea Romaneasca
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Epic and awesome; starts with Bayazid beheading the knights caught at Nicopole in 1396 who did not have the money to ransom themselves, while the richer ones are shamed into watching; and it goes for almost 700 awesome pages of the next 57 years of the Byzantine emperors traveling and sending embassies to Western Europe to no avail; we meet all the luminaries of the day from the kings of England and France to the German Emperors to the Italian leaders; this part is unmatched in any historical fi...more
Cristina Darabut
A fascinating book with a lot of insights on that period. I liked less the high degree of detailed used, but overall a good reading. No matter the decade men will do anything for power.
Tara Newton
Epic but at times overly descriptive for noninteresting facts. Very good mix of history and fiction, wonderfully depicted Constantinople, well documented with a touch of spice. Extremely engaging beginning. Have patience afterwards, lots if possible.
Bogdan Chivu
O poveste excelenta ce te tine cu sufletul la gura de la inceput pana la ultima pagina. Autorul imbina istoria cu fictiunea intr-o maniera incantatoare dând nastere unor emotii atat de puternice si atat de variate.
Aveam vreo 16 ani cand am citit-o, dar imi aduc aminte ca mi-a placut la vremea aceea.
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