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Author Williams, Phillip (Phil), author.

Title Empire and holy war in the Mediterranean : the galley and maritime conflict between the Habsburgs and Ottomans / Phillip Williams.

Publication Info. London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 359 pages) : illustrations.
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Series International Library of Historical Studies ; 79
International library of historical studies ; 79.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-350) and index.
Summary In the century after 1530 the Habsburgs of Spain and the Ottoman Turks fought a maritime war that seemed destined to lead nowhere. Lasting peace was as unlikely as final triumph, in part because the principal beneficiaries of the fighting were pirates or 'corsairs' based in ports such as Malta and Algiers. It was also a war of unequal means, since the Habsburgs had too few good warships and the Ottomans too many bad ones. Phillip Williams here provides a detailed examination of the oared warships used in the fighting, the structures of political and military organization, the role of geography and the environment and the respective claims to be defending 'Christendom' and 'Islam' advanced by Habsburg rulers such as Charles V and Philip II and the Ottoman Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. Providing a unique perspective on early modern maritime conflict, this book will be essential reading for all students and researchers of Mediterranean History and the early modern world.
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Subject Cyprian War (1570-1571)
Naval art and science -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- 16th century.
Naval art and science.
Mediterranean Region.
Chronological Term 16th century
Subject Cyprian War, 1570-1571.
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Holy Roman Empire -- History -- 1517-1648.
Holy Roman Empire -- History, Naval -- 16th century.
Turkey -- History, Naval -- 16th century.
Naval history.
Chronological Term 1288-1918
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Naval history.
Other Form: Print version: Williams, Phillip (Phil). Empire and holy war in the Mediterranean 9781848859852 (OCoLC)873828862
ISBN 9780857735980 (electronic book)
0857735985 (electronic book)