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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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The Ottoman Invasion of Italy and the Albanian Rebellion, 1480-1481

Posted by on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 in Albanian History, East European History, Fifteenth Century, Medieval History

The Albanian rebellion of 1481 is a little-known chapter in history, but one of vital importance that saved Rome from suffering the same fate as Byzantium. Having conquered Constantinople and having finally subdued Albania after the long and fierce resistance by the Albanian people led by George Castriota Scanderbeg, Mehmed II next set his sights […]

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How Dracula Established the Independence of the Orthodox Church in Wallachia

Posted by on Friday, June 8th, 2018 in Dracula History, Fifteenth Century, Medieval History, Romanian History

Dracula’s relationship with the Orthodox Church is one of the least known but most significant aspects of his reign as Prince of Wallachia (1456-1462). In the aftermath of the fall of Byzantium to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, Vlad the Impaler changed the traditional practice whereby the Patriarch of Constantinople named Metropolitan of the Wallachian […]

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