Empires of the sea : the siege of Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the world
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New York : Random House, 2008.
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Glencarlyn Adult Nonfiction
940.21 CROWL
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In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, Muslim ruler of the Ottoman Empire, dispatched an invasion fleet to the Christian island of Rhodes. This would prove to be the opening shot in an epic clash between rival empires and faiths for control of the Mediterranean and the center of the world. In Empires of the Sea, acclaimed historian Roger Crowley has written a thrilling account of this brutal decades-long battle between Christendom and Islam for the soul of Europe, a fast-paced tale of spiraling intensity that ranges from Istanbul to the Gates of Gibraltar. Crowley conjures up a wild cast of pirates, crusaders, and religious warriors struggling for supremacy and survival in a tale of slavery and galley warfare, desperate bravery and utter brutality. Empires of the Sea is a story of extraordinary color and incident, and provides a crucial context for our own clash of civilizations.
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Book
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First edition.
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xvii, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780812977646, 9781400066247 (alk. paper), 1400066247 (alk. paper)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A thrilling account of the brutal decades-long battle between Christendom and Islam for the soul of Europe. This struggle's brutal climax came between 1565 and 1571, seven years that witnessed a fight to the finish decided in a series of bloody set pieces: the epic siege of Malta, in which a tiny band of Christian defenders defied the might of the Ottoman army; the savage battle for Cyprus; and the apocalyptic last-ditch defense of southern Europe at Lepanto--one of the single most shocking days in world history. At the close of this cataclysmic naval encounter, the carnage was so great that the victors could barely sail away because of the countless corpses floating in the sea. Lepanto fixed the frontiers of the Mediterranean world that we know today.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Crowley, R. (2008). Empires of the sea: the siege of Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the world. First edition. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Crowley, Roger, 1951-. 2008. Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Crowley, Roger, 1951-, Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World. New York: Random House, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Crowley, Roger. Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World. First edition. New York: Random House, 2008. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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