Crescent and Cross: The Battle of Lepanto 1571

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Phoenix, 2004 - History - 333 pages
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"Unlikely to be surpassed."--Literary Review

Here is the first major history in decades--and the first-ever original study in English--off an epic encounter between the Christian and Islamic worlds. In 1571, at Lepanto, in the gulf between mainland Greece and the Peloponnese, the fleets of the Ottoman Empire and the Holy League clashed in the final great battle between oared fighting ships. This outstanding military event marked a significant turning point in history, and one that still resonates powerfully today. It is a must read for anyone interested in why Christianity and Islam seem perpetually at war.

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

The battle of Lepanto was a titanic naval battle between declining empires that lives on its faded glory. In Barcelona, one can marvel at the reconstructed galley of Juan d'Austria. In Venice and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deniz Erkorkmaz - Goodreads

Deals with one of the most important marine battles of 16th century. Informative and easy to read. But if one wants to have a clear vision of the era, then he or she should start from late 15th ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Hugh Bicheno has worked as an academic, intelligence officer, and freelance kidnap and ransom negotiator. He has also written "Gettysburg "in this series.

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