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Tamerlane and the Ottoman Defeat at the Battle of Ankara

Posted by on Sunday, August 12th, 2018 in East European History, Fifteenth Century, Medieval History, Ottoman Empire

The Significance of the Battle of Ankara The Battle of Ankara in 1402 halted the Ottoman advance into Europe and improved the bleak prospects for the Byzantine Empire. The fall of Constantinople to the enemies of Christendom seemed almost certain until unexpected catastrophe for the Turks occurred on the plains of Anatolia. The defeat of […]

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The Battle of Nicopolis, September 25, 1396

Sigismund of Luxemburg organizes a grand effort to drive the Turks from Europe The battle of Nicopolis marked the end of one of the last great efforts of Christendom to organize an offensive to drive the Ottomans from Europe. The Islamic peril had grown in alarming proportions during the second half of the fourteenth century. […]

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Fall of Constantinople 1204 – An Eyewitness Account

Posted by on Monday, June 25th, 2018 in East European History, Medieval History

The fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 marked the end of the Eastern Roman Empire, but the city fell to foreign invaders for the first time on April 12, 1204. Latin invaders who had set out on the Fourth Crusade, encouraged by Venice, took advantage of internal difficulties in the Byzantine Empire […]

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