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Defenders of the Faith

Charles V, Suleyman The Magnificent, And The Battle For Europe, 1520-1536

By James Reston, 1941-

A bestselling historian recounts the epic clash that ended the Renaissance and pushed Islam to the gates of Vienna

In Warriors of God and Dogs of God, James Reston, Jr., brought two epochal events in the struggle between Islam and Christendom to readers eager to understand the roots of the present-day conflict. With his unwavering eye for detail, Reston now weaves a captivating narrative that examines a pivotal period in that centuries- long war, which found Europe at its most vulnerable and Islam on the attack. This saga of colliding worlds is propelled by two astonishing young sovereigns-the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the Turkish sultan Suleyman the Magnificent-and is supported by a wide range of larger-than-life characters, who lend this meticulously researched history a novel's worth of suspense and brio.

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Book

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2009

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9781594202254


Format: Book
Author: Reston, James, 1941-
Title: Defenders of the faith : Charles V, Suleyman the Magnificent, and the battle for Europe, 1520-1536 / James Reston, Jr.
Publisher Date: New York : Penguin Press, 2009.
Subject: Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558 Süleyman I, Sultan of the Turks, 1494 or 1495-1566 Religion and civilization -- Europe. Holy Roman Empire -- History -- Charles V, 1519-1556 Turkey -- History -- Süleyman I, 1520-1566 Holy Roman Empire -- Foreign relations -- Turkey. Turkey -- Foreign relations -- Holy Roman Empire. Holy Roman Empire -- Religion -- 16th century. Turkey -- Religion -- 16th century. Vienna (Austria) -- History -- Siege, 1529 -- Religious aspects.
Isbn: 9781594202254 1594202257
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Call Number: 940.232 Res
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Bib Id: 317030

Format: Book
Author: Reston, James, 1941-
Title: Defenders of the faith : Charles V, Suleyman the Magnificent, and the battle for Europe, 1520-1536 / James Reston, Jr.
Publisher, Date: New York : Penguin Press, 2009.
Description: xxi, 407 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558
Subjects: Süleyman I, Sultan of the Turks, 1494 or 1495-1566
Subjects: Religion and civilization -- Europe.
Subjects: Holy Roman Empire -- History -- Charles V, 1519-1556
Subjects: Turkey -- History -- Süleyman I, 1520-1566
Subjects: Holy Roman Empire -- Foreign relations -- Turkey.
Subjects: Turkey -- Foreign relations -- Holy Roman Empire.
Subjects: Holy Roman Empire -- Religion -- 16th century.
Subjects: Turkey -- Religion -- 16th century.
Subjects: Vienna (Austria) -- History -- Siege, 1529 -- Religious aspects.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-397) and index.
LCCN: 2008054655
ISBN: 9781594202254
ISBN: 1594202257
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Call Number: 940.232 Res