was the last bastion of Christendom in the East.
A proud, formidable city with seemingly unassailable
defenses. When it finally fell at the hands
of the Ottoman Turks, the West trembled.
The mighty Ottoman Empire could now sweep into
Europe from the east unchecked.
the time the last of the city's defenses collapsed,
it was but a shadow of it's former glory.
A city, exhausted by centuries of strife, unaided
by the western powers, finally gave up the fight.
walls in tatters, its towers broken, its emperor
slain and its populace enslaved.
that was left for the Turks was the counting of
the spoils and there were many... An orgy
of abuse and pillaging beset the city. None
were spared the cruel hands of the vengeful Turks.
Too long the Byzantine walls had held them back,
but no more. It was time to settle old scores
upon a defeated people.
flowed freely in the streets of Constantinople.
young noblewomen were the most sought-after booty...
story tells the fate of the women that suffered
an ignominious slavery in the hands of the invaders.
A story of crime, betrayal and humiliation in
a harshly ruled Harem.
great album blessed by the incomparable art of
Ferres, the beauty of his heiresses...
the crudity of his images depicting the cruel
ways of the Middle Ages....
humiliation of the Christian noblewomen, now captives
in this hideous Harem, is the hellish nightmare
a young woman can be ever trapped in.
They are desirable women of outstanding beauty
but they are the women of the hated enemy too.
Nobody will defend them...