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Muslim Civilizations - The Fall of Constantinople

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This is a 17 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Muslim Civilizations - The Fall of Constantinople. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

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.

The presentation covers the following:

Mehmed Prepares
Defensive Preparations
Ottomans Approach
Siege of the City
Battle Begins
Defeating the Mines
Massive Assault
Situation Worsens
Constantinople Falls
Mehmed “The Conqueror”

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