As the other churches were more closely related to constantinople in their liturgies avvakum argued that constantinople fell to the turks because of these heretical beliefs and practices the fall of constantinople has a profound impact on the ancient pentarchy of the orthodox church. Fall of constantinople 29 may 1453after ten centuries of wars defeats and victories the byzantine empire came to an end when constantinople fell to the ottoman turks in may 1453 the citys fall sent shock waves throughout christendom it is widely quoted as the event that marked the end of the european middle ages. Ascending to the ottoman throne in 1451 mehmed ii began making preparations to reduce the byzantine capital of constantinople though the seat of byzantine power for over a millennium the empire had badly eroded after the citys capture in 1204 during the fourth crusade. Buy the fall of constantinople a captivating guide to the conquest of constantinople by the ottoman turks that marked the end of the byzantine empire read 10 kindle store reviews amazoncom. 1453 the fall of constantinople article it could not though resist the mighty cannons of the ottoman sultan mehmed ii and constantinople jewel and bastion of christendom was conquered smashed and looted on tuesday 29 may 1453 ce an impregnable fortress
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