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The Resource Victory of the West : the story of the Battle of Lepanto, NiccolᯠCapponi

Victory of the West : the story of the Battle of Lepanto, NiccolᯠCapponi

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Victory of the West : the story of the Battle of Lepanto
Title
Victory of the West
Title remainder
the story of the Battle of Lepanto
Statement of responsibility
NiccolᯠCapponi
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On a clear day in October 1571, the entirety of Turkish naval power was laid waste by a coalition fleet of Christian states led by Don John of Austria and the spell of Ottoman maritime invincibility was broken forever. The echo of the Holy League's victory resounded throughout Europe, with even England's Protestant queen, Elizabeth I, ordering services of thanksgiving." "On the eve of the battle, Europe's future looked bleak. There was a palpable fear of an encroaching, perhaps unstoppable threat. The Ottoman Sultan was determined to seize control of the entire Mediterranean and plans were drawn up for a final invasion of the Christian West, seeking nothing less than the conquest and the conversion of Europe." "Niccolo Capponi's definitive account of this decisive battle between Islam and the West is a story of squabbling princes, fragile alliances and a truly unexpected victory. After just three hours of fighting, the Ottoman navy, which had not lost an encounter in almost a century, was defeated and the sea was red with blood. The last sea battle between oared galleys, the participants outnumbered those at the battle of Trafalgar and it held sway as the largest sea battle ever fought until Jutland in 1916."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
An eminent military and Renaissance historian based in Florence, Capponi chose a deliberately provocative title for his account of the 1571 sea battle that we now know signaled the shift of military and economic power from the Near East to Europe. In the Ionian Sea, closer in fact to Curzolaris than to Lepanto, the fleets of the Ottoman Empire and the Holy League clashed, and for the first time, the Christians won. He has gone back to primary and archival sources to tell the story with as little modern spin as he can manage. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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166006
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Capponi, Niccolᯮ
Dewey number
949.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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Lepanto, Battle of, Greece, 1571
Target audience
adult
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the great Christian-Muslim clash at the battle of Lepanto
Label
Victory of the West : the story of the Battle of Lepanto, NiccolᯠCapponi
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Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000040991847
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 412 p. , [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781405045889
Isbn Type
(cased) :
Other physical details
ill. (some col.) , maps, ports. (some col.)
Label
Victory of the West : the story of the Battle of Lepanto, NiccolᯠCapponi
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000040991847
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 412 p. , [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781405045889
Isbn Type
(cased) :
Other physical details
ill. (some col.) , maps, ports. (some col.)

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