Lepanto 1571: The Greatest Naval Battle Of The Renaissance by Angus KonstamLepanto 1571: The Greatest Naval Battle Of The Renaissance by Angus Konstam

Lepanto 1571: The Greatest Naval Battle Of The Renaissance

byAngus KonstamIllustratorTony Bryan

Paperback | February 19, 2003

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This Osprey title details the course of one of the most crucial military campaigns of the Renaissance.For much of the 16th century the Mediterranean was a battleground between Christians and Muslims. A decisive battle between two large galley fleets was expected to decide the fate of the entire Mediterranean basin. In August 1571, an Ottoman fleet of some 235 galleys encountered the slightly smaller Christian fleet of the Holy League. In a five hour melee the Christians inflicted a decisive defeat on the Turks. Lepanto was the last great galley fight of all time and one of the most decisive naval battles in history.
Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 20 books for Osprey. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. His maritime titles for Osprey include Elite 67: Pirates 1660-1730, Elite 6...
Title:Lepanto 1571: The Greatest Naval Battle Of The RenaissanceFormat:PaperbackPublished:February 19, 2003Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841764094

ISBN - 13:9781841764092

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Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Fleets/Background to the Campaign/The Battle of Lepanto/The Aftermath/The Battlefield today/Further Reading/Index