Empires of the Sea

Empires of the Sea : The Final Battle for the Mediterranean, 1521-1580

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"Empires of the Sea" shows the Mediterranean as a majestic and bloody theatre of war. Opening with the Ottoman victory in 1453 it is a breathtaking story of military crusading, Barbary pirates, white slavery and the Ottoman Empire - and the larger picture of the struggle between Islam and Christianity. Coupled with dramatic set piece battles, a wealth of riveting first-hand accounts, epic momentum and a terrific denouement at Lepanto, this is a work of history at its broadest and most compelling.

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 26mm | 300g
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571298192
  • 9780571298198
  • 137,601

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About Roger Crowley

Roger Crowley read English at Cambridge. He has had a varied career as a teacher and publisher and is the author of three books on the history of the Mediterranean. He lives in Gloucestershire and now writes full time. His website address is www.rogercrowley.co.uk

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