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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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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