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作者 Crowley, Roger
書名 Empires of the sea : the siege of Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the world / Roger Crowley
出版項 New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2009
國際標準書號 9780812977646 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  D215 C76 2009    到期 12-24-19    30560400600430
說明 xvii, 334 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm
附註 Originally published in the United Kingdom by Faber and Faber, Ltd., London --t.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-313) and index
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
主題 Naval battles -- History -- 16th century
Naval history, Modern
Malta -- History -- Siege, 1565
Lepanto, Battle of, Greece, 1571
Europe -- History, Naval
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity
Christianity and other religions -- Islam
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