Victory of the West: The Great Christian-Muslim Clash at the Battle of Lepanto (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Niccolòpponi is the author of the highly acclaimed Victory of the West and former fellow of the Medici Project. A direct descendant of Machiavelli, he lives in Florence, Italy.

Praise For…

Voluminous yet highly readable account of the naval battle of Lepanto and preceding events This very fine study significantly expands current scholarship on the subject. Highly recommended.

Saudi Aramco World
[A] readable collection Author provides background information and explanation so that complex interactions become accessible to the reader, and the book is enhanced by good illustrations and a very useful bibliography.

Shepherd Express
Stewart is a compelling writer When Asia Was the World will help raise popular awareness that the Earth's history didn't begin in Europe.

International Journal of Maritime History
“Impressive…Capponi’s account has many merits.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780306816185
ISBN-10: 0306816180
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: April 8th, 2008
Pages: 464
Language: English