Confrontation at Lepanto

Confrontation at Lepanto

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Like an angry lion, the Turkish menace growled at the frontiers of Europe. In 1453, the last remnant of the mighty Roman Empire was obliterated when Turkish forces overran Constantinople. Western civilization was being threatened by medieval Islam. By 1570, a huge Turkish fleet had begun to turn the Mediterranean into a Muslim lake. A year later, Pope Pius v created an anti-ottoman alliance known as the Holy League - Christendom's Answer to Jihad. One morning in 1571, the fleet of the Holy League met the Ottoman Turks in the waters at the mouth of the Gulf of Patros. The future of a despairing, fragmented Europe was about to be decided...By four o'clock that afternoon, the naval battle had become a melee, and the sea had literally turned from blue to red. When the smoke cleared, the Turkish had been broken. In sheer numbers of casualties, there has never been a more costly naval battle than Lepanto. The crusaders lost 17 ships and 7,500 men; the Muslims lost more than 200 warships and nearly 20,000 men. For the first time in more than a century, West had defeated East. The Christians had successfully taken the offensive.
Lepanto was one of the great turning points in history, though the centuries to come would see many more battles in the continuing conflict between Christianity and Islam.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 19.05mm | 340.19g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • maps
  • 0765305380
  • 9780765305381
  • 2,346,923

About T. C. F. Hopkins

T. C. F. Hopkins has studied history for more than forty years and has a special interest in cultural anthropology as well as military history. The pseudonym for a famous and beloved author of dozens of fantasy, horror, and young adult novels, she has been nominated for the Edgar Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the Bram Stoker Award. This is her first book as T. C. F. Hopkins.
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