Empires of the Sea: The Final Battle for the Mediterranean, 1521-1580 ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Roger Crowley

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

Faber and Faber Ltd
Publication date: June 2009
ISBN: 9780571250806
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$12.99
In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power, despatched an invasion fleet to the island of Rhodes. This was the opening shot in an epic struggle between rival empires and faiths, and the ensuing battle for control of the Mediterranean would last sixty years. Empires of the Sea tells the story of this great contest. It is a fast-paced tale of spiralling intensity that ranges from Istanbul to the Gates of Gibraltar and features a cast of extraordinary characters: Barbarossa, the pirate who terrified Europe; the risk-taking Emperor Charles V; the Knights of St John, last survivors of the crusading spirit; and the brilliant Christian admiral Don Juan of Austria. Its brutal climax came between 1565 and 1571, six years that witnessed a fight to the finish, decided in a series of bloody set pieces: the epic siege of Malta; the battle for Cyprus; and the apocalyptic last-ditch defence of southern Europe at Lepanto - one of the single most shocking days in world history that fixed the frontiers of the Mediterranean world we know today. Empires of the Sea follows Roger Crowley's first book, the widely praised Constantinople: The Last Great Siege. It is page-turning narrative history at its best - a story of extraordinary colour and incident, rich in detail, full of surprises and backed by a wealth of eyewitness accounts.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Empires of the Sea: The Final Battle for the Mediterranean, 1521-1580 ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
4865 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Roger Crowley
1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Roger Crowley
1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
Roger Crowley
Hyperion, February 2013
ISBN: 9781401301910
Format: ePub
Our price: $9.99
City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Roger Crowley
City of Fortune
Roger Crowley
Random House Publishing Group, January 2012
ISBN: 9781400068203
Format: ePub
List Price: $16.99 Our price: $13.99
City of Fortune ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Roger Crowley
City of Fortune
Roger Crowley
Faber and Faber, August 2011
ISBN: 9780571245949
Format: ePub
List Price: $25.11 Our price: $23.99
Constantinople: The Last Great Siege, 1453 ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Roger Crowley
Constantinople: The Last Great Siege, 1453
Roger Crowley
Faber and Faber Ltd, August 2009
ISBN: 9780571221868
Format: ePub
List Price: $14.78 Our price: $12.99