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Author Collins, Lance, author

Title A dowry for the sultan : a tale of the siege of Manzikert 1054 / Lance Collins
Published Geelong, VIC : Lance Collins, 2016


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  827.04 C7126 A6/D  AVAILABLE
 MELB  827.04 C7126 A6/D  AVAILABLE
Description x, 463 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Summary Based on a true story...Byzantium 1054: The Seljuk Sultan prepares to fall on the Christian frontier ...Guy d'Agiles, penniless Frankish mercenary in Constantinople, enters a trap set for a Turkish spy by the wily Count Bryennius. Swept along by events, Guy is pressed into service with Bryennius' regiment and journeys to the eastern Christian-Muslim frontier. There he encounters heroes, villains, traitors--and love--at the crossroads of the world where the future for a thousand years will be determined. After storming two Christian cities in as many weeks and laying waste to the countryside, an army of Seljuk Turks and their allies coils around the ancient city of Manzikert, demanding submission and the surrender of its fairest daughter as a bride for the Sultan. The woman Guy loves begs him not to let the nomads have her
Analysis Australian
Subject Manzikert, Battle of, Turkey, 1071 -- Fiction.
Byzantium -- History -- 1025-1081 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780994540904