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Defenders of the Faith: Christianity and Islam Battle for the Soul of Europe, 1520-1536
     

Defenders of the Faith: Christianity and Islam Battle for the Soul of Europe, 1520-1536

by James Reston Jr.
 

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With fascinating detail, and a gift for uncovering the current relevance of past conflicts, acclaimed historian James Reston, Jr., weaves a captivating narrative that examines a pivotal period in the centuries-long war between Islam and Christendom.

At a time when Europe was at its most vulnerable and Islam was on the attack, this saga of colliding worlds was

Overview

With fascinating detail, and a gift for uncovering the current relevance of past conflicts, acclaimed historian James Reston, Jr., weaves a captivating narrative that examines a pivotal period in the centuries-long war between Islam and Christendom.

At a time when Europe was at its most vulnerable and Islam was on the attack, this saga of colliding worlds was propelled by two astonishing young sovereigns-the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the Turkish sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, both known in their own lands as "Defender of the Faith." Also entangled in the fray were the volatile and eloquent Martin Luther, the lusty and ambitious Francis I, the bluff and insecure Henry VIII, and many more, lending this meticulously researched history a novel's worth of suspense and brio.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143117599
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/27/2010
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
320,143
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

James Reston, Jr., is the author of fourteen books, including Warriors of God, Dogs of God, Galileo: A Life, and The Conviction of Richard Nixon. His 1983 documentary, Father Cares: The Last of Jonestown, won the Prix Italia and the Dupont-Columbia Award. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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