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The Resource Empire and holy war in the Mediterranean : the galley and maritime conflict between the Habsburgs and Ottomans, Phillip Williams

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

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Empire and holy war in the Mediterranean : the galley and maritime conflict between the Habsburgs and Ottomans
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Empire and holy war in the Mediterranean
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the galley and maritime conflict between the Habsburgs and Ottomans
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Phillip Williams
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eng
Summary
In the century after 1530 the empires of 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 salient feature of this conflict was a violent form of piracy practiced by the 'corsairs' of North African and Malta. It was fundamentally a war of unequal means, since the Habsburgs of Spain had too few good warships and the Ottomans too many bad ones. Christendom and Islam engaged in a war fought largely through the exercise of private violence: the Hospitaller Knights of Malta and ghazi captains of North Africa succeeded in imposing their crusading ethos on the Mediterranean. If a degree of futility loomed over these campaigns, it was nevertheless true that the Mediterranean witnessed a sustained conflict which in scale and intensity was far greater than that of any contemporary form of warfare at sea. Moreover the sea was never abandoned as, until at least 1620, large galley fleets continued to patrol the inland sea. The raiding methods employed by Elizabethan 'seadogs' like Sir Francis Drake would certainly not have worked in this theatre of arms, as the defences in Italy and North Africa were much more formidable than those of the Atlantic. Phillip Williams begins with a detailed examination of the oared warships used in these campaigns. He then explores the structures of political and military organization and the role of geography and the environment in shaping the fighting; stressing that the Italian territories were of vital significance to the Habsburgs of Spain. He considers the cultural and historical outlook of protagonists such as the Habsburg rulers Charles V and Philip II and the Ottoman Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, examining the extent to which the dictates of prudence triumphed over ideals of performing 'the service of God'. 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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Williams, Phillip
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
International library of historical studies
Series volume
v. 79
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  • Naval art and science
  • Cyprian War, 1570-1571
  • Turkey
  • Holy Roman Empire
  • Holy Roman Empire
  • Turkey
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Empire and holy war in the Mediterranean : the galley and maritime conflict between the Habsburgs and Ottomans, Phillip Williams
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. The Naval Battle 2. Chusma 3. The Sea Wolves 4. Those Esteemed Dreadful Monsters 5. The Warrior Group 6. The Royal Armada 7. The Shadow of God on Earth 8. Dear Prudence 9. The Lordship of the Sea 10. A Sea of Troubles 11. The Shift to the Mediterranean 12. The Mare Nostrum
Control code
FIEb17551936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 359 pages
Isbn
9781848859852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)757931983
Label
Empire and holy war in the Mediterranean : the galley and maritime conflict between the Habsburgs and Ottomans, Phillip Williams
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. The Naval Battle 2. Chusma 3. The Sea Wolves 4. Those Esteemed Dreadful Monsters 5. The Warrior Group 6. The Royal Armada 7. The Shadow of God on Earth 8. Dear Prudence 9. The Lordship of the Sea 10. A Sea of Troubles 11. The Shift to the Mediterranean 12. The Mare Nostrum
Control code
FIEb17551936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 359 pages
Isbn
9781848859852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)757931983

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