Constantinople: the modernization of warfare in the 15th century
This research focuses on the military aspect of the fall of Constantinople on May 29, 1453. The intention of this research is to highlight why the Ottomans were successful in the 53-day siege of Constantinople against the Byzantines due to the rise and use of gunpowder and shift in military tactics because of this new commodity of war. Most modern teachings of the siege of Constantinople focus on the implications that the fall had on the empires involved and in surrounding areas. The focus on empires after the fall of Constantinople undermines the rise of new technologies and strategies that ...