Roger Crowley
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Roger Crowley

Roger Crowley is a UK-based writer and historian and a graduate of Cambridge University. As the child of a naval family, his fascination with the Mediterranean world started early, on the island of Malta. He has lived in Istanbul, walked across much of western Turkey, and traveled widely throughout the region. His particular interests are the Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman empires, seafaring, and eyewitness history. He is the author of three books on the empires of the Mediterranean and its surroundings: 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople (2005), Empires of the Sea (2008) and City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Waves (2012).His website address is www.rogercrowley.co.uk, where he blogs about history. Click on 'Visit Amazon's Roger Crowley page' above to see a short video on City of Fortune.

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    • 1453

    • The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's listenable and comprehensive account of the battle between Mehmed II....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Tad Davis on 11-29-16
    • The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 08-09-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 507 ratings

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Conquerors

    • How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Within a short time span, a tiny country whose population did not exceed a million created a maritime empire that stretched from Brazil to Nagasaki....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Conquerors

    • By peter on 12-18-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Empires of the Sea

    • The Contest for the Center of the World
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Empires of the Sea tells the story of the 50-year world war between Islam and Christianity for the Mediterranean....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant detail, exciting story

    • By Tad Davis on 08-17-08

    Regular price: $24.49

    • City of Fortune

    • How Venice Rule the Seas
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The rise and fall of the Venetian empire stands unrivaled for drama, intrigue, and sheer opulent majesty....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wonderful Listen

    • By Scot on 06-12-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Konstantinopel 1453. Die letzte Schlacht

    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: Michael Hametner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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    Die bewegende Chronik eines der bedeutendsten Ereignisse der Weltgeschichte - die Eroberung Konstantinopels durch die Türken 1453...

    Regular price: $12.90

    • Entscheidung im Mittelmeer

    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: Michael Hametner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
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    10. September 1521: Sultan Suleiman der Prächtige, Herrscher über das mächtige Osmanische Reich, entsendet eine Invasionsflotte zur Insel Rhodos...

    Regular price: $5.50

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