Victory of the West: The Story of the Battle of Lepanto

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Macmillan, 2006 - History - 412 pages
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On 7 October 1571, on the gulf between mainland Greece and the Peloponnese, the fleets of the Ottoman Empire and the Christian Holy League met in a battle that would prove the crux of that century's war between Christianity and Islam. No naval battle until Jutland in 1916 - not even Trafalgar - involved such numerous forces, and in no previous encounter with the Ottomans had the Christians met with success. In this compelling piece of narrative history, Niccolo Capponi takes a fresh look at the last great, bloody, and crucial showdown between oared fighting galleys, which - like the legendary battles of Salamis, Waterloo and Stalingrad - halted the progress of a force that had hitherto seemed unstoppable.

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Contents

Prologue i
1
The Waxing Crescent
7
A House Divided
46
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Niccolo Capponi is a fellow at the Medici Archive Project in Florence and an eminent Italian historian. He has published a number of articles and several books. This is his first book for the UK trade.

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