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The Great Siege of Malta - The Epic Battle between the Ottoman Empire and the Knights of St. John

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Description for The Great Siege of Malta - The Epic Battle between the Ottoman Empire and the Knights of St. John Paperback. In the spring of 1565, a massive fleet of Ottoman ships descended on Malta, a small island centrally located between North Africa and Sicily, home and headquarters of the crusading Knights of St John and their charismatic Grand Master, Jean de Valette. This book describes the siege's geopolitical context, explains its strategies and tactics. Num Pages: 344 pages. BIC Classification: 1DSM; 3JB; HBJD; HBLH. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 236 x 156. .
In the spring of 1565, a massive fleet of Ottoman ships descended on Malta, a small island centrally located between North Africa and Sicily, home and headquarters of the crusading Knights of St. John and their charismatic Grand Master, Jean de Valette. The Knights had been expelled from Rhodes by the Ottoman sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent, and now stood as the last bastion against a Muslim invasion of Sicily, southern Italy, and beyond. The siege force of Turks, Arabs, and Barbary corsairs from across the Muslim world outnumbered the defenders of Malta many times over, and its arrival began a ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
University Press of New England
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2019
Condition
New
Weight
28g
Number of Pages
344
Place of Publication
Hanover, United States
ISBN
9781512601169
SKU
V9781512601169
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-31

About Bruce Ware Allen
Bruce Ware Allen has written on the sixteenth-century Mediterranean world for Military History Quarterly, Military Heritage, and for Treasures of Malta (the publication of the Malta Historical Society). He grew up in New York City, the Netherlands, and Italy, and was educated at Duke University. This is his first book.

Reviews for The Great Siege of Malta - The Epic Battle between the Ottoman Empire and the Knights of St. John
This book offers many excellent things: it's a gripping read, and its scholarship opens a window onto a fascinating world. It provides deep insights into the nature of war and battle - or perhaps one should say into human nature - as well as providing some very thought-provoking parallels with today's geopolitical situation. Highly recommended to all readers.
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