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Published by Readers Union in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Istanbul (Turkey) -- History -- Siege, 1453.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 236-245.

Statementy Steven Runciman.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDF649 R8 1966
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 256 p. :
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14994510M

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