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Constantinople, said the Prophet. Many desperate tights were fought and many valiant blows were struck in the endeavor to earn that promised blessing. Eyub, Mohammed sbrave companion in arms, perished in the first attempt made by the A rabs to win the capital of the East. The Crusaders took it and got scant blessings, and did more destruction in one week than all other conquerors in twelve centuries or thereabouts; and at last came a successor and namesake of the Prophet himself, Mehemet the Patch, he who of all others is called by the Turks the Conqueror, to this day. Though the whole great empire of the first Constantine had dwindled, in the days of the last of the name, to the narrow limits comprised within the walls of the city, a war of several years duration was the price paid by Mehemet for the few miles of land that lie between Rumeli Hissar and St. Sophia. Impregnable castles had to be built, vast intrenchments had to be dug, and the invading fleet had to be hauled up high and dry upon the shores of the Bosphorus and taken overland upon wheels to be launched again upon the waters of the Golden Horn.
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June 1995 : USA Hardback
Title: Constantinople
Author(s): F Marion Crawford, Francis Marion Crawford
ISBN: 0-7812-2563-9 / 978-0-7812-2563-2 (USA edition)
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Constantinople (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): F Marion Crawford
ISBN: 1-331-89233-3 / 978-1-331-89233-5 (UK edition)
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April 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Constantinople
Author(s): Francis Marion Crawford
ISBN: 1-149-12531-4 / 978-1-149-12531-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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July 2002 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Constantinople
Author(s): Francis Marion Crawford
ISBN: 1-4212-5109-4 / 978-1-4212-5109-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Adamant Media Corporation
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