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The Resource Empires of the sea : the siege of Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the world, Roger Crowley

Empires of the sea : the siege of Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the world, Roger Crowley

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Empires of the sea : the siege of Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the world
Title
Empires of the sea
Title remainder
the siege of Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the world
Statement of responsibility
Roger Crowley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A thrilling account of the brutal decades-long battle between Christendom and Islam for the soul of Europe. This struggle's brutal climax came between 1565 and 1571, seven years that witnessed a fight to the finish decided in a series of bloody set pieces: the epic siege of Malta, in which a tiny band of Christian defenders defied the might of the Ottoman army; the savage battle for Cyprus; and the apocalyptic last-ditch defense of southern Europe at Lepanto--one of the single most shocking days in world history. At the close of this cataclysmic naval encounter, the carnage was so great that the victors could barely sail away because of the countless corpses floating in the sea. Lepanto fixed the frontiers of the Mediterranean world that we know today
Summary
A study of the fifty-year conflict between Islam and Christianity for control of the Mediterranean discusses the decisive sixteenth-century battles at Malta and Lepanto that permanently ended Muslim expansion in the region
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
260594
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crowley, Roger
Dewey number
940.2/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D215
LC item number
.C76 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Naval battles
  • Naval history, Modern
  • Europe
  • Islam
  • Christianity and other religions
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the world
Label
Empires of the sea : the siege of Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the world, Roger Crowley
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xvii, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400066247
Lccn
2007033794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2007033794
  • (OCoLC)164803887
Label
Empires of the sea : the siege of Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the world, Roger Crowley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xvii, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400066247
Lccn
2007033794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2007033794
  • (OCoLC)164803887

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