Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Diēgēsis peri tou en Kōnstantinoupolei gegonotos polemou
(975 words)

'Narration of the fighting that took place in Constantinople'

Iōannēs Kananos

Date: Soon after 1422

Original Language: Greek


Cananus’s entire diēgēsis is devoted to Murad II’s siege of Constantinople in 1422. He starts with forays against the city’s surroundings by an Ottoman force of 10,000 and the beginning of the siege on 6 June. Ten days later Sultan Murad arrives with a second force made up of warriors from m…

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Kolditz, Sebastian, “ Diēgēsis peri tou en Kōnstantinoupolei gegonotos polemou”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 04 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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