Empires of the sea : the siege of Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the world
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New York : Random House, c2008.
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1st U.S. ed.
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xvii, 336 pages, [8] pages of plates : ill, maps ; 25 cm.
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940.21 Cro
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9781400066247 (alk. paper), 1400066247 (alk. paper)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-315) and index.
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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.
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Crowley, R. (2008). Empires of the sea: the siege of Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the world. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Random House.

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Crowley, Roger, 1951-. 2008. Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World. New York: Random House.

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Crowley, Roger, 1951-, Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World. New York: Random House, 2008.

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Crowley, Roger. Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Random House, 2008. Print.

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