Defenders Of The Faith: Christianity And Islam Battle For The Soul Of Europe, 1520-1536 by James Reston

Defenders Of The Faith: Christianity And Islam Battle For The Soul Of Europe, 1520-1536

byJames Reston

Paperback | July 27, 2010

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A bestselling historian recounts the epic clash that ended the Renaissance and pushed Islam to the gates of Vienna

In Warriors of God and Dogs of God, James Reston, Jr., brought two epochal events in the struggle between Islam and Christendom to readers eager to understand the roots of the present-day conflict. With his unwavering eye for detail, Reston now weaves a captivating narrative that examines a pivotal period in that centuries- long war, which found Europe at its most vulnerable and Islam on the attack. This saga of colliding worlds is propelled by two astonishing young sovereigns-the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the Turkish sultan Suleyman the Magnificent-and is supported by a wide range of larger-than-life characters, who lend this meticulously researched history a novel's worth of suspense and brio.

About The Author

James Reston, Jr., is the author of fourteen books, including Warriors of God, Dogs of God, Galileo: A Life, and The Conviction of Richard Nixon. His 1983 documentary, Father Cares: The Last of Jonestown, won the Prix Italia and the Dupont-Columbia Award. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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Title:Defenders Of The Faith: Christianity And Islam Battle For The Soul Of Europe, 1520-1536Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.9 inPublished:July 27, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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