The Holy Wars of King Wladislas and Sultan Murad: The Ottoman-Christian Conflict from 1438-1444

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BRILL, Aug 17, 2012 - History - 514 pages
The Holy Wars of King Wladislas and Sultan Murad comprises the first detailed treatment of the pivotal conflict between the Ottomans and Christendom from 1438-1444. Beginning with the Council of Florence and renewed Ottoman expansion it covers the election of Wladislas, the rise of John Hunyadi and the factional politics of the Porte. "The author recounts the major campaigns including Hunyadi's victories in 1442 as well as the Long March and Varna expeditions of 1443/44. He also gives a thorough description of the armies, their tactics and strategy. Dr. Jefferson's work is the first to make full use of both Ottoman and Christian sources, and not only corrects persistent misconceptions but provides the fullest picture of this conflict to date.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Part One
23
1 THE CHURCH THE COUNCIL AND THE CRUSADE
25
2 THE REIGN OF MURAD II AND RENEWED OTTOMAN EXPANSION
69
3 THREE KINGS OF HUNGARYSIGISMUND ALBERT AND WLADISLAS
119
Part Two
179
4 STRATEGY TACTICS AND ORDER OF BATTLE
181
5 THE RISE OF HUNYADI 14401442
235
6 THE LONG MARCH
295
7 THE CRUSADE OF 1444
357
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
489
BIBLIOGRAPHY
497
Index
505
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John Jefferson received his M.A. from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (2002), and his Ph.D. from Mainz University (2011) where he is a guest lecturer. He works as a consultant and translator in several languages, including Polish, Arabic and Turkish.

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