Empires of the Sea : The Final Battle for the Mediterranean, 1521-1580 Paperback
"Empires of the Sea" shows the Mediterranean as a majestic and bloody theatre of war.
Opening with the Ottoman victory in 1453 it is a breathtaking story of military crusading, Barbary pirates, white slavery and the Ottoman Empire - and the larger picture of the struggle between Islam and Christianity.
Coupled with dramatic set piece battles, a wealth of riveting first-hand accounts, epic momentum and a terrific denouement at Lepanto, this is a work of history at its broadest and most compelling.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 04/07/2013
- Category: Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700
- ISBN: 9780571298198