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The Fall of Constantinople / Balanga.

Other author/creatorInfobase, film distributor.
Other author/creatorBalanga (Firm)
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication Info [Place of publication not identified] : Balanga, [2017]
Distribution Info New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2017.
Copyright Notice ©2017
Description1 online resource (1 video file (26 min., 0 sec)) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films On Demand collection
Subject(s)
Series Butterfly Effect (Season 2)
Butterfly Effect (Season 2) UNAUTHORIZED
Contents Creation of Constantinople (3:14); Western Roman Empire Falls (2:31); Memory of Humanity (2:58); Ottoman Empire (3:30); Constantine XI (4:12); City Under Siege (3:58); Turning Point in History (4:47); Credits: The Fall of Constantinople (0:47); Before the Ottomans (8:45); Ottoman Empire (0:00); Build Up (0:00); Building an Empire (0:00); Building an Empire (0:00); History of the Empire (0:00); Ottomans (0:00);
Abstract April 1453. The Ottomans, led by Sultan Mehmed II, lay siege to the city of Constantinople. They intend to seize the city and unify their Sultanate, which was cut into two by the Byzantine Empire. In the defense of his capital, Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI can count upon his citizens, and also upon Genoese and Venetian soldiers. The reinforcements expected by the Byzantines are late in arriving, but the besieged city holds firm under the command of the charismatic Genoese captain, Giustiniani, an excellent leader of men. He commands his troops with an iron hand while remaining very popular. He is vital to the defense of the city. On May 28, 1453, during yet another Ottoman assault, Giustiniani is mortally wounded by a ball from a culverin light gun. Deprived of their leader, the defenders of Constantinople panic. The final Ottoman assaults cannot be contained, and the weakened and demoralized defenders finally buckle. Mehmed II seizes the city on May 29, 1453. His army indulges in three days of pillaging. The Byzantine Empire, last remnant of the Roman Empire and guardian of the orthodox faith in the East, has just collapsed.
General noteOriginally released by Balanga, 2017.
General noteStreaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on December 21, 2017.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films On Demand.
Interest grade level 9 - 12
Technical detailsStreaming video file.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: Films On Demand platform.
LanguageClosed-captioned.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number145609 Infobase
Publisher number[145608]s Infobase

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