By Kenneth M. Setton
The second one of four vols. which hint the heritage of the later Crusades & papal kinfolk with the Levant from the accession of blameless III (in 1198) to the reign of Pius V & the conflict of Lepanto (1566-71). Contents: Venice & the Latin Failure to Halt the Ottoman strengthen in Greece; Martin V & Eugenius IV, Constance & Ferrara-Florence, competition to Murad II; The campaign of Varna & Its Aftermath; The Siege & Fall of Constantinople (1453) & Perils & difficulties after the autumn; Calixtus III & the Siege of Belgrade, Mehmed II & Albania; Pius II, the Congress of Mantua & the Turkish Conquest of the Morea; Pius II, the campaign, & the Venetian conflict opposed to the Turks; Paul II, Venice, & the autumn of Negroponte; Sixtus IV & the Turkish career of Otranto; Piere'd Aubusson & the 1st Siege of Rhodes; Sixtus IV & the restoration of Otranto; blameless VII, Jem Sultan, & the campaign; blameless VIII & Alexander VI, Charles VIII & Ferrante I; Alexander VI & Charles VIII, the French excursion into Italy; The French in Naples, the League of Venice, & Papal difficulties; & The Diplomatic Revolution: France & Spain, the Papacy & Venice.
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