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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This book provides a fascinating history of the Ottoman Empire and its Christian enemies in the 16th century, centering on the decisive battle that marked the beginning of the end for the Ottomans ... Read full review

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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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