“In 1453, Constantinople fell to the Ottomans.”  p.435 My World History (Early Ages)

That is all that is said in the Textbook, but below is the real story of that day Constantinople fell to the Muslims. (Muslims not named above)

In 1453, the conquerers were extraordinarily brutal. Historian Steven Runciman notes that the Muslim soldiers “slew everyone that they met in the streets, men, women, and children without discrimination. The blood ran in rivers down the steep streets from the heights of Petra toward the Golden Horn. But soon the lust for slaughter was assuaged. The soldiers realized that captives and precious objects would bring them greater profit.”

One paragraph previous the textbook makes this statement about the Crusaders.  “In 1204, soldiers from Western Europe called crusaders took the city. They looted it and did great damage.” p.435 My World History (Early Ages)

NOTICE HOW THE CRUSADERS ARE THE BAD GUYS, BUT NO MENTION OF THE ACTIONS OF MUSLIMS WHO ARE ALWAYS THE GOOD GUYS IN THE TEXTBOOK.

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