Crescent and Cross: The Battle of Lepanto 1571

Crescent and Cross: The Battle of Lepanto 1571

by Hugh Bicheno
     
 

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In 1571, at the gulf between mainland Greece and the Peloponnese, the fleets of the Ottoman Empire and the Holy League clashed in a final great battle between oared fighting ships. This is the first major history for decades—and the first ever original study in English—on this epic encounter between two important cultures that marked a significant turning

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In 1571, at the gulf between mainland Greece and the Peloponnese, the fleets of the Ottoman Empire and the Holy League clashed in a final great battle between oared fighting ships. This is the first major history for decades—and the first ever original study in English—on this epic encounter between two important cultures that marked a significant turning point in history. As a description of the age-old conflict between Christianity and Islam, it still resonates powerfully today and is a must read for anyone interested in why the two worlds seem perpetually at war.

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ISBN-13:
9781842127537
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.94(d)

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