This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on Muslim Civilizations - Mehmed the Conqueror and the Fall of Constantinople. Both presentations together number 78 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Mehmed II, also known as Mehmed the Conqueror, was an Ottoman Sultan who ruled first for a short time from August 1444 to September 1446, and later from February 1451 to May 1481. At the age of 21, he conquered Constantinople and brought an end to the Byzantine Empire.
Mehmed continued conquests in Anatolia with its reunification, and in Southeast Europe as far west as Bosnia. Mehmed is considered a hero in modern-day Turkey and parts of the wider Muslim world. He was often brutal to the people in the conquered lands. Europe celebrated joyously when he died.
Although Mehmed II died unsatisfied in his goal to build a universal empire, he had established the primacy of the Ottoman Turks within the Muslim world. He extended Ottoman influence east as far as the Euphrates and west throughout the Balkans and even onto the Italian peninsula.
Whether reviled for his brutality and his fervor or saluted for these successes, Mehmed the Conqueror, built a vibrant capital of a growing Turkish Empire from the remains of Byzantium, which would be a major world power over the next four centuries.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled, Muslim Civilizations - Mehmed the Conqueror contains 61 slides and covers the following:
Preparation for Leadership
Administration & Culture (4)
Preparing to Attack Constantinople
Siege & Fall of Constantinople
Byzantine Empire: Finished
Repopulation of Constantinople (2)
The “New” Constantinople
Conquest of Serbia (2)
Conquest of Morea (2)
Conquest on the Black Seacoast (2)
Conquest of Wallachia (7)
Conquest of Bosnia
Ottoman Venetian War (9)
Conquest of Karaman & Akkoyunlu (5)
War With Moldavia (4)
Conquest of Albania (2)
Conquest of Genoese (2)
Expedition to Italy (2)
Death of Mehmed
End of Presentation
Constantinople was the seat of Byzantine power for over a 1,000 years. The Byzantine empire had weakened significantly after the city's capture in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade. Mehmed II had ascended to the Ottoman throne in 1451 and began making preparations to capture Constantinople as well as a large part of the Peloponnese in Greece. The Byzantine empire was led by Constantine XI.
Ottoman losses during the siege are not known, but it is believed that the defenders lost around 4,000 men. A devastating blow to Christendom, the loss of Constantinople led Pope Nicholas V to call for an immediate crusade to recover the city. Despite his pleas, no Western monarch stepped forward to lead the effort.
A turning point in Western history, the Fall of Constantinople is seen as the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Renaissance. The loss of Constantinople also severed European trade links with Asia leading many to begin seeking routes east by sea and keying the age of exploration. Greek scholars arrived in the West bringing with them priceless knowledge and rare manuscripts.
Power point presentation #2 is entitled, Muslim Civilizations - The Fall of Constantinople contains 17 slides and covers the following:
Siege of the City
Defeating the Mines
Mehmed “The Conqueror”
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Muslim Civilizations.