|A vivid new
account of one of the most decisive
military encounters in history--the Battle of Lepanto.
On the morning of October 7, 1571, in the Gulf of Lepanto on the Ionian
Sea, the vast and heavily-manned fleets of the Ottoman Empire and the
Holy League clashed in one of the most significant battles in history.
By four o'clock that afternoon the sea was red with blood. It was a
victory of the west -- the first major victory of Europeans against the
In this compelling piece of narrative history, Niccolo Capponi
describes the clash of cultures that led to this crucial confrontation
and takes a fresh look at the bloody struggle at sea between oared
fighting galleys and determined men of faith. As a description of the
age-old conflict between Christianity and Islam, it is a story that
The Victory of the
Great Christian-Muslim Clash at the Battle of Lepanto
Books Group, 2007.
of the West
The Story of the Battle of Lepanto
by Niccolo Capponi
MacMillan Caribbean, 2006