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Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World
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Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World

By Crowley, Roger

New York: Random House, 2008. In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, Muslim ruler of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power, dispatched an invasion fleet to the Christian island of Rhodes. This would prove to be the opening shot in an epic struggle between rival empires and faiths for control of the Mediterranean and the center of the world. ... a thrilling account of this brutal decades-long battle between Christendom and Islam for the soul of Europe, a fast-paced tale of spiraling intensity that ranges from Istanbul to the Gates of Gibraltar and features a cast of extraordinary characters: Barbarossa, the pirate who terrified Europe; the risk-taking Emperor Charles V; the Knights of St. John, the last crusading order after the passing of the Templars; the messianic Pope Pius V; and the brilliant Christian admiral Don Juan of Austria. This struggle’s brutal climax came between 1565 and 1571, seven years that witnessed a fight to the finish decided in a series of bloody set pieces: the epic siege of Malta, in which a tiny band of Christian defenders defied the might of the Ottoman army; the savage battle for Cyprus; and the apocalyptic last-ditch defense of southern Europe at Lepanto, one of the single most shocking days in world history. At the close of this cataclysmic naval encounter, the carnage was so great that the victors could barely sail away because of the countless corpses floating in the sea. Lepanto fixed the frontiers of the Mediterranean world that we know today. 336p. illus bibliography.index . 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.


Scripta Mediterranea Volumes XIX - XX 1998-1999

Toronto: Canadian Institute For Mediterranean Studies, 1999. Scripta Mediterranea is the journal of the Canadian Institute For Mediterranean Studies, an international learned society based in Canada and devoted to the study of all aspects of Mediterreanean culture and civilization, past and present, with a special interest in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural investigation.This issue (1998-199) has numerous articles reflecting varius topics relating to the interaction of various regions in Europe with Islamic and Arabic culture - Spain, Malta, Italy , Sicily, Provence, etc. . First Thus. Fine.


The Brass Dolphin : A Description of the Maltese Archipelago

By Kininmonth,Christopher

London: Secker & Warburg, 1957. "Malta ... is unique, for it is both part of and apart from Mediterranean civilization.." and this book describes the fascinating combination. 244p.plates map.. 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tear.


Heritage of an Island : Malta

By Ellul, Michael

Malta: Malta Dept.of Information, 1975. Small book about the architecture of Malta , the historic buildings and the marvellous stonework. 83p.plates.. First Edition. Printer Wrapper. Very Good.


When Malta Stood Alone (1940-1943)

By Micaleff,Joseph

Malta: Interprint Limited, 1981. Using contemporay quotes from eyewitneses and participants, this is the story of the way the people of Malta withstood the latest and greatest siege in their history. Very moving stories of their daily courage and endurance for under two and a half years of unending Blitz. (3,340 air raids with 14,000 tons of bombs dropped,9,000 buildings destroyed or damaged) 190p.plates. Soft Cover. Very Good.


An Essay On Malta

By Dennis, Nigel

London: John Murray, 1972. 54p. with 10 illustrations by Osbert Lancaster.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by drawings by Osbert Lancaster.


Sea and Islands

By Innes, Hammond

London: Companion Book Club, 1967. The authors' travels to many places around the world in his yacht the "Mary Deare" - which included Malta and the Aegean and Ionian islands. 288p. plates (some col) Slight foxing, covers bent a little.. BCE. Leather Style Binding. Good>Very Good/No Jacket.


Malta - The Hidden Charms

By Beacom, Jonathan M.

Malta: Proud Publishing, 1992. Foreword by Richard Engand . Text in English, French, Italian, German and Maltese. A delightful collection of phtoographs of Malta by Jonathan Beacom. 148p. Photographs.This is a gift copy issued "With the compliments of by Francis Busuttil & Sons" signed by the donors on half title. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.


Malta : a Presentation in Colour

By Cutajar, Dominic

Valletta, Malta: M. J. Publications Ltd. , 1989. Illustrated tourist sovenir guide to Malta. 12p. text plus 70 pages of colour photographs. 3rd.ed.. Soft Cover. Very Good.


Aghraf Pajjizek : Malta u Gwadex : L'ambjent

By Zerafa, Lizio

Malta: PEG, 1985. "A look at the natural and human environments of Malta and Gozo" (School textbook?) . First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. Ex-Library.


Malta and Its Islands

By Azzopardi, Aldo E.

Narni-Terni, Italy: Edizione Plurigraf, 1989. Illustrated tourist souvenir guide to Malta and its islands: Valletta, Marsaxlokk, Mosta, Comino, Ta' Pinu, Mdina, Sliema and S. Julian, Wied Iz-zurrieq, Bugibba, Gozo, Ggantija, The Three Cities, Hagar Qim, St. Paul's Bay, Xlendi, Ghajn Tuffieha, Tarxien, Mnajdra, Mellieha, Dwejra, Rabat. Malta, Valletta, Marsaxlokk, Mosta, Comino, Ta' Pinu, Mdina, Sliema and S. Julian, Wied Iz-zurrieq, Bugibba, Gozo, Ggantija, The Three Cities, Hagar Qim, St. Paul's Bay, Xlendi, Ghajn Tuffieha, Tarxien. 128p. col. photographs .Bright clean copy in stiff card covers. . Soft Cover. Near Fine.


The ghosts of Malta.

By Attard, Joseph

Valletta, Malta: PEG, 1994. First Thus. Pbk. Near Fine.


Pietru Fil-Gzira ta' Pawlu : Peter on the Island Of Paul

Malta: Media Centre Publications, 1990. "A richly illustrated presentation of Pope John-Pal II's pastoral pilgrimage to Malta, May 1990" Three parts bound into one volume ; Volume One : The preparation for the Pope's Visit / Volume Two ; The speeches delivered during the Papal Visit / Volume Threes : the Visit in pictures . First Edition. Library Binding. Very Good. Ex-Library.


Malta and Gozo Traveller's Map, Includingplans of Valletta, Sliema and St.Paul's Bay

By Automobile Association/Macmillan

London: Macmillan Folded Map. As New. Map.


The Co-Cathedral of St John, Formerly the Conventual Church of the Order of Malta ,and Its Art Treasures

By Sammut, Edward

Valletta, Malta: Progress Press, 1950. 62p. Illus.Index of artists. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Brochure/Pamphlet.


Blue Guide : Malta

By Eadie, Peter McGregor

London: Ernest Benn., 1977. Complete guide to archaeological and other interesting sites in Malta. 128 p.maps.plans.index.. 2nd.ed.. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket.


Illustrated Guide to Historic Malta

By Pearce, F.R.G

Valleta, Malta: Giov Muscat , 1967. 218p. Illus.maps. index. 4th.Ed.. Soft Cover. Very Good.


Cadogan Malta , Gozo & Comino
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Cadogan Malta , Gozo & Comino

By Gaul, Simon

London: Cadogan Books, 1998. "spicing history with anecdote and practicality with wit, Simon Gaul's hugely comprehensive and throroughly entertaining companion guide ... takes you to the hottest beaches and most sparkling watering holes, but also snoops into 350 churches and explores the monumental reamins of prehistoric sites older than the Pyramids, and takes you for walks along Malta's striking rocky coast." 387p. illus index maps on endpapers. (Donor note on title page). Soft Cover. Near Fine.


The Roman Villa in History (with an Introduction to Rabat and Mdina) Antiquities

By Xuereb,Paul

Malta: Freedom Press, 1967. Small brochure about"The Roman Villa and Museum of Roman Antiquities" at Rabat in Malta. 31p. illus.. Printer Wrapper. Very Good. Brochure/Pamphlet.


Mariner in the Mediterranean

By Marriner, John

London: Adlard Coles, 1967. Description of voyages round the coasts of Italy, Yugoslavia,Greece. Turkey, Cyprus, Syria and Lebanon (in 1967 before the various recent troubles in some of those countries) 186p. maps.plates. index. 1st.UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.


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