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eBook Victory of the West: The Great Christian-Muslim Clash at the Battle of Lepanto ePub

by Niccolo Capponi

  • ISBN: 0306816180
  • Category: Europe
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Niccolo Capponi
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press (April 8, 2008)
  • Pages: 464
  • ePub book: 1319 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1626 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 991

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Lepanto, Battle of, Greece, 1571.

Lepanto, Battle of, Greece, 1571. Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press.

Niccolò Capponi has written a fascinating and detailed history of Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century .

Niccolò Capponi has written a fascinating and detailed history of Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century and the fractious relationships between the European states,the Venetian Republic,and the Papacy. Often more suspicious of each other than of the Turks, they finally merged into a shaky Christian coalition which faced down the Sultan's navy at the battle of Lepanto. Although full of historical and military detail, "Victory of the West" is a very readable book, laced with humor and compassion, and much attention to good storytelling.

the West : The Great Christian-Muslim Clash at the Battle of Lepanto

Victory of the West : The Great Christian-Muslim Clash at the Battle of Lepanto. Niccolò Capponi has written a fascinating and detailed history of Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century and the fractious relationships between the European states,the Venetian Republic,and the Papacy.

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It was a victory of the West-the first major victory of Europeans against the Ottoman Empire

It was a victory of the West-the first major victory of Europeans against the Ottoman Empire. In this compelling piece of narrative history, Niccol 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. See all Product description.

Niccolò Capponi has written an excellent book on the battle of Lepanto .

Relations of cordial esteem between great men seem the main explanation for an anomaly in a peaceless early modern era. However, as this paper aims to demonstrate, this exceptional.

It was a victory of the west-the first major victory of Europeans against .

It was a victory of the west-the first major victory of Europeans against the Ottoman Empire. In this compelling piece of narrative history, Niccolo Capponi describes the clash of cultures that led to this crucial confrontation and takes a fresh. 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.

We are like Rottentomatoes or Metacritic for books. We also do book giveaways. On the morning of October 7, 1571, in the Gulf of Lepanto on the Ionian Sea, the vast and heavily-manned fleets of the Ottoman Empire and the Holy League clashed in one of the most significant battles in history. By four o’clock that afternoon the sea was red with blood. It was a victory of the west-the first major victory of Europeans against the Ottoman Empire.

WEST: The Great Christian-Muslim Clash at the Battle of Lepanto. He has published a number of articles and several books. This is his first book for the UK trade. Библиографические данные.

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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.

Comments

Wizer Wizer
I lack the expertise to comment on this book's technical information. For me it is a masterly account of the battle, the events leading to it, and its aftermath. It includes two maps, a glossary and a list of major characters with their basic data. The maps and list were especially helpful, because the complex narrative required that I refresh my memory about people and places mentioned in earlier chapters.

What struck me the most was Capponi's description of the egotistical, politically suicidal policies of European aristocrats before the battle. How Europe survived such bad governance is a mystery to me (though admittedly the most powerful of the old rulers were not infected with the slimy cravenness of some modern politicians). It is very much to the credit of Pope Pius V and an attestation to his personal greatness that he could form an alliance out of such rulers.

The book does not withhold any gory details, even to the point of describing Marcantonio Bragadin's torture-death ordered by the sadistic Lala Mustafa Pasha. But one can feel sympathy for the drunkard Sultan Selim II, whose dissipated lifestyle probably began due to the burden of his heritage. Being the sultan's son meant that he would either become sultan himself or be the victim of a fratricide, since it was the Ottoman practice at that time for the new sultans to execute their brothers.

Despite the prodigious detail, one omission puzzles me. I bought this book after reading Lepanto by G.K. Chesterton (edited by Dale Ahlquist) in order to know more about the battle and its background. An essay in this book by Melvin Kriesel claims that the Christian alliance had put heavy nets on the sides of their galleys to hinder the Janissaries from boarding (p. 65). While trying to board the vessels for hand-to-hand combat, the Turks became enmeshed in the nets and the Christians could shoot a lot of them from a distance. Capponi made no mention of this important tactic, which makes me wonder, is this story about the nets historical?

Apart from warning people about an enormous vocabulary, a lot of it technical military jargon, I have no hesitation in recommending this book to anyone interested in the history of Europe or of the Ottoman Empire.
DABY DABY
This is one of the best books on the subject you can purchase. Tons of details and interesting look at both sides in this book. Well documented and researched. A great follow -up to the Siege of Malta. Put things into perspective. A great buy!
Vinainl Vinainl
This author knows his material forwards and backwards; he lays out the battle by going into all aspects: the ships, the men involv-
ed, the arms, whether musketry or swords, the rowers; he weaves it all together and the reader can get a real understanding of
of what was involved.
Timberahue Timberahue
Interesting historical read. Good information on the Ottoman Empire, the Christian countries of the west and how they interacted.
Rrd Rrd
Great book! Capponi gave some very insightful background as to how the Holy League was formed, which I really enjoyed, and had a riveting narrative throughout the book's entirety. I got this book for a research paper and I don't think I'll be selling it back. It has earned a spot in my bookcase.
Feri Feri
History source.
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Niccolò Capponi has written a fascinating and detailed history of Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century and the fractious relationships between the European states,the Venetian Republic,and the Papacy. Often more suspicious of each other than of the Turks, they finally merged into a shaky Christian coalition which faced down the Sultan's navy at the battle of Lepanto. Although full of historical and military detail, "Victory of the West" is a very readable book, laced with humor and compassion, and much attention to good storytelling. When the two naval forces finally face each other, I guarantee you won't be able to put the book down until the finish!
Excellent account from a very learned scholar. Capponi goes right to the source material because of his excellent grasp of so many languages. Plus, for him its family history, on both sides.