History today orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. The discovery of a route to india around the horn of Africa was not only a brilliant breakthrough in navigation but heralded a complete upset of the world order. Also central to the story of portugal’s ascent was its drive to eradicate Islamic culture and establish a Christian empire in the Indian Ocean.
Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire #ad - Conquerors reveals the império português in all of its splendor and ferocity, bringing to life the personalities of the enterprising and fanatical house of Aviz. At crowley’s hand, the complete story of the Portuguese empire and the human cost of its ambition can finally be told. Praise for Conquerors “Excellent.
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In the process they created the first long-range maritime empire and set in motion the forces of globalization that now shape our world.
City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the SeasRandom House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Drawing on firsthand accounts of pitched sea battles, skillful negotiations, Crowley paints a vivid picture of this avaricious, and diplomatic maneuvers, enterprising people and the bountiful lands that came under their dominion. Crowley writes with a racy briskness that lifts sea battles and sieges off the page.
The new york times “crowley chronicles the peak of Venice’s past glory with Wordsworthian sympathy, supplemented by impressive learning and infectious enthusiasm. The wall street Journal Random House Trade. City of fortune traces the full arc of the venetian imperial saga, to the ottoman-Venetian War of 1499–1503, which culminates in the sacking of Constantinople in 1204, from the ill-fated Fourth Crusade, which sees the Ottoman Turks supplant the Venetians as the preeminent naval power in the Mediterranean.
City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas #ad - The rise and fall of venice’s empire is an irresistible story and Roger Crowley, with his rousing descriptive gifts and scholarly attention to detail, is its perfect chronicler. The financial times the new york times bestselling author of Empires of the Sea charts Venice’s astounding five-hundred-year voyage to the pinnacle of power in an epic story that stands unrivaled for drama, intrigue, and sheer opulent majesty.
From the opening of the spice routes to the clash between Christianity and Islam, Venice played a leading role in the defining conflicts of its time—the reverberations of which are still being felt today. In between are three centuries of Venetian maritime dominance, during which a tiny city of “lagoon dwellers” grow into the richest place on earth.
Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the WorldRandom House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Random House Trade. Crowley conjures up a wild cast of pirates, and religious warriors struggling for supremacy and survival in a tale of slavery and galley warfare, crusaders, desperate bravery and utter brutality. In empires of the sea, acclaimed historian roger crowley has written 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.
Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World #ad - This would prove to be the opening shot in an epic clash between rival empires and faiths for control of the Mediterranean and the center of the world. In 1521, suleiman the magnificent, muslim ruler of the Ottoman Empire, dispatched an invasion fleet to the Christian island of Rhodes. Empires of the sea is a story of extraordinary color and incident, and provides a crucial context for our own clash of civilizations.
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The Portuguese: A Modern HistoryInterlink Pub Group #ad - A veteran journalist and commentator on Portugal, the author gives a thorough overview of his adopted country. Analyzing present-day society and culture, The Portuguese also considers the nation's often tumultuous past. Random House Trade. In the fifteenth-and sixteenth-century Age of Discovery the Portuguese led Europe out of the Mediterranean into the Atlantic and they brought Asia and Europe together.
With an easygoing and seductive lifestyle expressed most fully in their love of food, the Portuguese also have an anarchical streak evident in many facets of contemporary life. A 1974 military coup, called the Carnation Revolution, placed the Portuguese at the center of Cold War attentions. Yet it is an inconspicuous and largely overlooked country on the continent's south-west rim.
The Portuguese: A Modern History #ad - He describes the idiosyncrasies that make the Portuguese unique and surveys the eventful path that brought them to where they are today. Portugal, which claims Europe's oldest fixed borders, measures just 561 by 218 kilometers. Portugal's quirky relationship with Spain, and with its oldest ally England, is also scrutinized.
Combining history and anecdote, barry hatton paints an intimate portrait of a fascinating country and its people Portugal is an established member of the European Union, one of the founders of the euro currency and a founding member of NATO. Barry hatton shines a light on this enigmatic corner of Europe by blending historical analysis with entertaining personal anecdotes.
Within that space, however, it offers a patchwork of widely differing and beautiful landscapes.
1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the WestHachette Books #ad - 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West #ad - Now in trade paperback, a gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history, and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Random House Trade. Roger crowley's readable and comprehensive account of the battle between Mehmed II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, the 57th emperor of Byzantium, illuminates the period in history that was a precursor to the current jihad between the West and the Middle East.
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A Concise History of Portugal Cambridge Concise HistoriesCambridge University Press #ad - It remains the standard single-volume work on Portugal, studying the effects of the vast wealth mined from Portuguese Brazil, the growth of the wine trade, and the evolution of international ties. Random House Trade. The portuguese revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, by 1926, but in 1910 the king was overthrown and, had been replaced by a dictatorship.
A Concise History of Portugal Cambridge Concise Histories #ad - Random House Trade. In 1975, portugal withdrew from its African colonies and looked north to become a democratic member of the European Community in 1986. This third edition brings the story up to date, Europe, with a new afterword to reflect recent changes in Portugal, and the wider world. Hachette Books.
This concise, illustrated history of Portugal offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country, and its search for economic modernisation, its empire, political stability and international partnership.
The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da GamaHarper Perennial #ad - Cliff, the author of the shakespeare riots, and acontemporary perspective to this riveting, authenticity, draws uponhis own travels in da Gama’s footsteps to add detail, one-of-a-kind historical epic. Random House Trade. Random House Trade. Perfect for readers of endurance:shackleton’s incredible voyage, and atlantic, Galileo’sDaughter, a king of modern-dayKerala, this first-ever completeaccount of da Gama’s voyages includes new information from the recentlydiscovered diaries of his sailors and an extraordinary series of lettersbetween da Gama and the Zamorin, India.
The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama #ad - Hachette Books. Historiannigel cliff delivers a sweeping, radical reinterpretation of Vasco da Gama’spioneering voyages, revealing their significance as a decisive turning point inthe struggle between Christianity and Islam—a series of events which foreveraltered the relationship between East and West.
1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the WestHachette Books #ad - A gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today. The fall of constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Hachette Books. Used book in Good Condition. Roger crowley's readable and comprehensive account of the battle between Mehmet II, the 57th emperor of Byzantium, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, illuminates the period in history that was a precursor to the current conflict between the West and the Middle East.
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Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the WorldRandom House #ad - 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. In empires of the sea, “the king of evil, acclaimed historian roger crowley has written his most mesmerizing work to date–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.
Random House Trade. 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.
Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World #ad - 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. Empires of the sea is page-turning narrative history at its best–a story of extraordinary color and incident, full of surprises, rich in detail, and backed by a wealth of eyewitness accounts.
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City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the SeasRandom House #ad - Used book in Good Condition. In between were three centuries of venetian maritime dominance—years of plunder and plague, conquest and piracy—during which a tiny city of “lagoon dwellers” grew into the richest place on earth. Defiant of emperors, the venetians saw themselves as reluctant freebooters, indifferent to popes, compelled to take to the open seas “because we cannot live otherwise and know not how except by trade.
From the opening of the spice routes to the clash between Christianity and Islam, Venice played a leading role in the defining conflicts of its time—the reverberations of which are still being felt today. Random House Trade. The rise and fall of the Venetian empire stands unrivaled for drama, intrigue, and sheer opulent majesty.
City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas #ad - Only an author with roger crowley’s deep knowledge of post-Crusade history could put these iconic events into their proper context. Tracing the full arc of the venetian imperial saga for the first time, city of fortune is framed around two of the great collisions of world history: the ill-fated Fourth Crusade, and the Ottoman-Venetian War of 1499–1503, which culminated in the sacking of Constantinople and the carve-up of the Byzantine Empire in 1204, which saw the Ottoman Turks supplant the Venetians as the preeminent naval power in the Mediterranean.
Hachette Books. In city of fortune, acclaimed historian and new york Times bestselling author of Empires of the Sea, Roger Crowley, applies his narrative skill to chronicling the astounding five-hundred-year voyage of Venice to the pinnacle of power. Random House Trade.
Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal's History and CultureMariner Books #ad - Recording the events and observations of a journey across the length and breadth of the country he loves dearly, Saramago brings Portugal to life as only a writer of his brilliance can. Always meticulously attentive to those elements of ancient Portugal that persist today, he examines the country in its current period of rapid transition and growth.
Forfeiting the usual sources such as tourist guides and road maps, he scours the country with the eyes and ears of an observer fascinated by the ancient myths and history of his people. Used book in Good Condition. Hachette Books. Whether it be an inaccessible medieval fortress set on a cliff, or a grand mansion in the city, a wayside chapel thick with cobwebs, the extraordinary places of this land come alive.
Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture #ad - Random House Trade. Used book in Good Condition. When josé saramago decided to write a book about Portugal, his only desire was that it be unlike all other books on the subject, and in this he has certainly succeeded. Journey to portugal is an ode to a country and its rich traditions. Random House Trade. Harper Perennial.