The Siege of Vienna: The Last Great Trial Between Cross & Crescent

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Pegasus Books, Feb 1, 2008 - History - 226 pages
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"In his splendid study The Siege of Vienna, the Oxford historian John Stoye provides a detailed account of the intricate machinations between the Habsburgs and the Ottomans. Mr. Stoye's description of the siege itself is masterly. He seems to know every inch of ground, every earthwork and fortification around the Imperial City, and he follows the action meticulously."--The Wall Street Journal

"Worthy of the pen of Herodotus. . . . It is a measure of the fascination of Mr. Stoye's subject that one should think of comparing his treatment of it with the work of the greatest historians."--The Times Literary Supplement

"John Stoye is the master of every aspect of his subject."--Daily Telegraph

The siege of Vienna in 1683 was one of the turning points in European history. So great was its impact that countries normally jealous and hostile sank their differences to throw back the armies of Islam and their savage Tartar allies.

The consequences of defeat were momentous: The Ottomans lost half of their European territories, which led to the final collapse of their empire, and the Habsburgs turned their attention from France and the Rhine frontier to the rich pickings of the Balkans. That hot September day in 1683 witnessed the last great trial of strength between the East and the West-and opened an epoch in European history that lasted until the First World War.
  

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Review: The Siege of Vienna: The Last Great Trial Between Cross and Crescent

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

I read this after seeing a statue of Pope Innocent XI in Budapest and wondering what it was doing there on Castle Hill. The Turks were half way across Europe at the end of the 17th century. This may ... Read full review

Review: The Siege of Vienna: The Last Great Trial Between Cross and Crescent

User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

A bit of a slow read, but if you're interested in the great conflict between Christendom and Islam, this moment at the gates of Vienna is critical. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

John Stoye is a Fellow in Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he lives. He has written several books including Europe Unfolding: 1648-1666 , Marsigli's Europe: 1680-1730 and English Travellers Abroad: 1604-1667 .

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