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The galleys at Lepanto (vuoden 1982 painos)
– tekijä: Jack Beeching
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The Galleys at Lepanto (tekijä: Jack Beeching)
Account of the decisive battle between the Holy League and the Ottoman Empire for control of the Mediterranean. On 7 October 1571, the Holy League fought the Ottoman Empire in the Bay of Lepanto. This battle, in which more than 30,000 men lost their lives, decided the most momentous question of the sixteenth century: whether the Mediterranean would be an Islamic sea and most of Europe and Islamic province. The victory of the Holy League reverberated joyfully throughout Europe. Remarkable men fought on both sides- Christians and the Turks. Most of the ships present on both sides were galleys, their motive power the arms and backs of thousands of men: prisoners of war, slaves, convicts, and volunteers, living in abominable conditions. This book is not merely a detailed account of the battle, but the story of the men who brought it about, those who commanded the galleys and who rowed them. -- from Book Jacket.
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