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Autor: James Reston Jr.|
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publisher date: 7/27/2010
Format: PDF, EPUB
File size: 792 KB
Description of the book "Defenders of the Faith: Christianity and Islam Battle for the Soul of Europe, 1520-1536":
With fascinating detail, and a gift for uncovering the current relevance of past conflicts, acclaimed historian James Reston, Jr., weaves a captivating narrative that examines a pivotal period in the centuries-long war between Islam and Christendom.
At a time when Europe was at its most vulnerable and Islam was on the attack, this saga of colliding worlds was propelled by two astonishing young sovereigns-the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the Turkish sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, both known in their own lands as "Defender of the Faith." Also entangled in the fray were the volatile and eloquent Martin PDF Luther, the lusty and ambitious Francis I, the bluff and insecure Henry VIII, and many more, lending this meticulously researched history a novel's worth of suspense and brio.