Victory Of The West: The Great Christian-muslim Clash At The Battle Of Lepanto

Paperback | April 8, 2008

byNiccolo Capponi

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When the heavily manned fleet of the Ottoman Empire met the ships of a fragile coalition of Christian European states in 1571, the waters off the coast of Greece, they say, “ran red with blood.” It was a victory of the West-the first major victory of Europeans against the Ottoman Empire. In this compelling piece of narrative history, Niccolò Capponi describes the underlying clash of cultures and takes a fresh look at the bloody struggle between oared fighting galleys and determined men of faith. As a description of the age-old conflict between Christianity and Islam, it is a story which resonates today.

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When the heavily manned fleet of the Ottoman Empire met the ships of a fragile coalition of Christian European states in 1571, the waters off the coast of Greece, they say, “ran red with blood.” It was a victory of the West-the first major victory of Europeans against the Ottoman Empire. In this compelling piece of narrative history, N...

Niccolò Capponi is an eminent military and Renaissance historian. He is a former fellow at the Medici Archive Project, and curator of the Capponi Archive. He lives in Florence, Italy.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 8, 2008Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306816180

ISBN - 13:9780306816185

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ChoiceVoluminous yet highly readable account of the naval battle of Lepanto and preceding events This very fine study significantly expands current scholarship on the subject. Highly recommended.Saudi Aramco World[A] readable collection Author provides background information and explanation so that complex interactions become accessible to the reader, and the book is enhanced by good illustrations and a very useful bibliography.Shepherd ExpressStewart is a compelling writer When Asia Was the World will help raise popular awareness that the Earth's history didn't begin in Europe.International Journal of Maritime History“Impressive…Capponi’s account has many merits.”