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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 26mm | 300g
  • FABER & FABER
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • w. ill. and maps, 16 ill. on plates
  • 0571298192
  • 9780571298198
  • 95,911

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.ukshow more

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