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Crescent and Cross: The Battle of Lepanto 1571

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"Unlikely to be surpassed."--Literary Review

Here is the first major history in decades--and the first-ever original study in English--off an epic encounter between the Christian and Islamic worlds. In 1571, at Lepanto, in the gulf between mainland Greece and the Peloponnese, the fleets of the Ottoman Empire and the Holy League clashed in the final great battle between oare
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Phoenix (first published June 1st 2003)
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Bob Fowler
I found this to be a fascinating story of warfare in the 16th century, a period for which I have little knowledge. The book deals with bascially only two years (1570-71) of the struggle between the Western powers of the time and the Ottoman Empire for control of the Mediterranean, ending with the great sea battle of Lepanto.

Bicheno gives a extremely knowledgeable overview of the key players, the weapons and tactics of naval warfare of the time, and the chronology of fighting leading up to the s
Deniz Erkorkmaz
Deals with one of the most important marine battles of 16th century.
Informative and easy to read. But if one wants to have a clear vision of the era, then he or she should start from late 15th century... Lepanto can be considered as the beginning of Ottoman naval force's decline in power... Starting from the 15th century it can be analysed much better.
JohnM44 Miller
Delightful historiography.
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