Lepanto 1571: The Greatest Naval Battle of the Renaissance

Lepanto 1571: The Greatest Naval Battle of the Renaissance

by Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

This Osprey title details the course of one of the most crucial military campaigns of the Renaissance.For much of the 16th century the Mediterranean was a battleground between Christians and Muslims. A decisive battle between two large galley fleets was expected to decide the fate of the entire Mediterranean basin. In August 1571, an Ottoman fleet of some

See more details below

Overview

This Osprey title details the course of one of the most crucial military campaigns of the Renaissance.For much of the 16th century the Mediterranean was a battleground between Christians and Muslims. A decisive battle between two large galley fleets was expected to decide the fate of the entire Mediterranean basin. In August 1571, an Ottoman fleet of some 235 galleys encountered the slightly smaller Christian fleet of the Holy League. In a five hour melee the Christians inflicted a decisive defeat on the Turks. Lepanto was the last great galley fight of all time and one of the most decisive naval battles in history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841764092
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
01/20/2003
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
903,737
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.20(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >