Macedonians professing Christianity from the nearby villages started moving to the city which drove up the number of Macedonian artisans and merchants, who also played the main role in the restoration of the churches in and around the Bazaar, after Sultan Mehmed II
allowed Christians to build churches on the territory of the Empire.
The city of Byzantium, itself dating to 657 BC, was renamed Constantinople in 330 AD by the Christian emperor Constantine, and finally named Istanbul with the subjugation of the area by the Islamic conqueror Mehmed II
This account of a son of Toulouse who became a star in North America was organized in partnership with the Musee des Augustins, which in addition to possessing the most complete group of works by the artist (thirteen of them, including the colossal Entry of the Sultan Mehmed II
into Constantinople, which remains in Toulouse) also owns other icons of Orientalist painting, including Saint John Chrysostom and the Empress Eudoxia, by Jean-Paul Laurens, and The Massage, Hammam Scene, by Edouard Debat-Ponsan.
But when Sultan Mehmed II
(Dominic Cooper of "History Boys" and "Mama Mia") demands 1,000 of Wallachia's boysincluding Vlad's own son, Ingeras (Art Parkinson of HBO's "Game of Thrones")be torn from their parents' homes and forced to become childsoldiers in his army, Vlad must decide: do the same as his father before him and give up his son to the sultan, or seek the help of a monster to defeat the Turks but ultimately doom his soul to a life of servitude.
The tranquillity is shattered when power-hungry Sultan Mehmed II
(Dominic Cooper) decrees that 1,000 Transylvanian men plus Vlad's spirited son Ingeras (Art Parkinson) must join his army.
When the new Sultan, Vlad's childhood frienemy Mehmed II
(Dominic Cooper), demands 1,000 Transylvanian youths as conscripts for his army--among them, Vlad's own son, Ingeras (Art Parkinson, cementing a very conspicuous "Game of Thrones" vibe)--the war-weary prince sees no option but to defy the Sultan's demands.
died the next year at age forty-nine, frustrating Ottoman plans for expansion." (A more detailed telling of the martyrs' story can be read at CatholicCulture.org: How the 800 martyrs of Otranto saved Rome.)
Though accusing the Ottoman sultan Mehmed II
of "ruthless ambition" in seizing Constantinople, Harris demonstrates that the city had been such a strategic irritant to the Ottoman state that any responsible ruler would have wanted to take it (196).
of Massachusetts) and Hanak (emeritus, history, Shepherd U.) provides a critical evaluation of the voluminous sources (including those neglected by modern historians) relevant to the two-month siege and subsequent fall of the city of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks led by Sultan Mehmed II
Your move reminded us Sultan Mehmed II
the Conqueror who started a new era after conquering Istanbul in 1453.