Empires of the Sea

Written By Roger Crowley
Empires of the Sea
  • Publsiher : Random House
  • Release : 01 July 2008
  • ISBN : 1588367339
  • Pages : 368 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 3 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Empires of the Sea written by Roger Crowley which was release on 01 July 2008, this book published by Random House. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, Muslim ruler of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power, dispatched an invasion fleet to the Christian island of Rhodes. This would prove to be the opening shot in an epic struggle between rival empires and faiths for control of the Mediterranean and the center of the world. In Empires of the Sea, acclaimed historian Roger Crowley has written his most mesmerizing work to date–a thrilling account of this brutal decades-long battle between Christendom and Islam for the soul of Europe, a fast-paced tale of spiraling intensity that ranges from Istanbul to the Gates of Gibraltar and features a cast of extraordinary characters: Barbarossa, “The King of Evil,” the pirate who terrified Europe; the risk-taking Emperor Charles V; the Knights of St. John, the last crusading order after the passing of the Templars; the messianic Pope Pius V; and the brilliant Christian admiral Don Juan of Austria. 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. Roger Crowley conjures up a wild cast of pirates, crusaders, and religious warriors struggling for supremacy and survival in a tale of slavery and galley warfare, desperate bravery and utter brutality, technology and Inca gold. Empires of the Sea is page-turning narrative history at its best–a story of extraordinary color and incident, rich in detail, full of surprises, and backed by a wealth of eyewitness accounts. It provides a crucial context for our own clash of civilizations.

Empires of the Sea

Empires of the Sea
  • Author : Roger Crowley
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2008-07-01
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1588367339
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Summary : In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, Muslim ruler of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power, dispatched an invasion fleet to the Christian island of Rhodes. This would prove to be the opening shot in an epic struggle between rival empires and faiths for control of the Mediterranean and the ...

Empires of the Sea

Empires of the Sea
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2019-10-07
  • Total pages : 372
  • ISBN : 1588367339
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Summary : Empires of the Sea brings together studies of maritime empires from the Bronze Age to the Eighteenth Century. The volume develops the category of maritime empire as a specific type of empire in both European and ‘non-western’ history....

Empires of the Sea

Empires of the Sea
  • Author : Roger Crowley
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2009-06-04
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1588367339
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Summary : In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power, despatched an invasion fleet to the island of Rhodes. This was the opening shot in an epic struggle between rival empires and faiths, and the ensuing battle for control of the Mediterranean would last sixty ...

In a Sea of Empires

In a Sea of Empires
  • Author : Jeppe Mulich
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1588367339
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Summary : A history of imperial competition, colonial cooperation, and revolutionary currents in the maritime borderlands of the early nineteenth-century Caribbean....

A Sea of Debt

A Sea of Debt
  • Author : Fahad Ahmad Bishara
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-10
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1588367339
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Summary : In this innovative legal history of economic life in the Western Indian Ocean, Bishara examines the transformations of Islamic law and Islamicate commercial practices during the emergence of modern capitalism in the region. In this time of expanding commercial activity, a mélange of Arab, Indian, Swahili and Baloch merchants, ...

City of Fortune

City of Fortune
  • Author : Roger Crowley
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-01-24
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1588367339
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Summary : “The rise and fall of Venice’s empire is an irresistible story and [Roger] Crowley, with his rousing descriptive gifts and scholarly attention to detail, is its perfect chronicler.”—The Financial Times The New York Times bestselling author of Empires of the Sea charts Venice’s astounding five-hundred-year voyage to ...

Winning at War

Winning at War
  • Author : Christian P. Potholm
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2010-01-16
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1588367339
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Summary : In Winning at War, Christian Potholm explains how seven variables_technology, sustained ruthlessness, discipline, receptivity to innovation, protection of military capital from civilians and rulers, will, and the belief that there will always be another war_have served as predictors of military success over time and across cultures. He provides ...

Chasing Empire across the Sea

Chasing Empire across the Sea
  • Author : Kenneth J. Banks
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2002-11-21
  • Total pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1588367339
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Summary : Banks defines and applies the concept of communications in a far broader context than previous historical studies of communication, encompassing a range of human activity from sailing routes, to mapping, to presses, to building roads and bridges. He employs a comparative analysis of early modern French imperialism, integrating three types ...

Sea Eagles of Empire

Sea Eagles of Empire
  • Author : Simon Elliott
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-03
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1588367339
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Summary : The Roman war machine comprised land and naval forces. Although the former has been studied extensively, less has been written and understood about the naval forces of the Roman Empire. Britain’s navy, known as Classis Britannica until the mid-third century, was a strong fighting force in its own right. ...

Atlas for ICSE Schools

Atlas for ICSE Schools
  • Author : Pushpa Jain
  • Publisher : Ratna Sagar
  • Release Date : 2022-05-24
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1588367339
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Summary : This atlas for ICSE schools provides geographical, historical and environmental information. It provides up-to-date information about man s habitat, society and economy through maps, charts, pictures and tables. It shows in considerable details the land and people of the world, the availability of natural resources and the infrastructure developed for ...

Empire of the Black Sea

Empire of the Black Sea
  • Author : Duane W. Roller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1588367339
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Summary : "Existing from the early third century BC to 63 BC, the Mithridatic kingdom of Pontos was one of the most powerful entities in the Mediterranean world. Under a series of vigorous kings and queens, it expanded from a fortress in the mountainous territory of northern Asia Minor to rule almost all ...

The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793 1812 Complete

The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793 1812  Complete
  • Author : Alfred Thayer Mahan
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release Date : 2020-09-28
  • Total pages : 411
  • ISBN : 1588367339
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Summary : When first asked to undertake that duty, the question naturally arose how to impart to the subject of Naval History an aspect which, in this very utilitarian age, should not be open to the ready reproach of having merely archæological interest, and possessing no practical value for men called ...

The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793 1812 Vol II of 2

The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793 1812  Vol II  of 2
  • Author : Alfred Thayer Mahan
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-08-15
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1588367339
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Summary : Reproduction of the original: The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793-1812, Vol II (of 2) by Alfred Thayer Mahan...

The Influence of sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793 1812 vol I

The Influence of sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793 1812  vol I
  • Author : Alfred Thayer Mahan
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-08-15
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1588367339
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Summary : Reproduction of the original: The Influence of sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793-1812, vol I by Alfred Thayer Mahan...

To Master the Boundless Sea

To Master the Boundless Sea
  • Author : Jason W. Smith
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-13
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1588367339
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Summary : As the United States grew into an empire in the late nineteenth century, notions like "sea power" derived not only from fleets, bases, and decisive battles but also from a scientific effort to understand and master the ocean environment. Beginning in the early nineteenth century and concluding in the first ...