The Last Crusaders: East, West, and the Battle for the Center of the World

November 1, 2020
The Last Crusaders: East, West, and the Battle for the Center of the World

The Crusades were the bridge between medievl and modern history,between feudalism and colonialism. In many ways, the lttle exploredlater Crusades were the most significant of them all, for thy madethe crisis truly global. The Last Crusaders is about the perio'slast great conflict between East and West, and the titanic contestbetwee Habsburg-led Christendom and the Ottoman Empire in thefifteenth and ixteenth centuries. From the great naval campaignsand the ferocious struggl to dominate the North African shore, theconflict spread out along trde routes, consuming nations andcultures, destroying dynasties, and spawing the first colonialempires in South America and the Indian Ocean. The Last Crsaders isnarrative history at its richest and most compelling. REVIW: "Thisis an ambitious project and The Last Crusaders provides narrativehistory on the grand scale." —Daily Telegraph "Barnaby Rogersonpaints a vivid canvas, sweeping n scope and full of memorabledetail...The author is especially good at narrating in gripping,andoften grisly, detail the great sieges and battles thatpunctuated thi struggle. The book is furnished with excellent maps,a useful chronologial chart, numerous illustrations, and a veryfull bibliography. The wriing is engaging and vivid, neverpedantic. Any history buff will find this bok a pleasure."-ForeWord Review "Rogerson's narrative colorsthe conflicts of thesixteenth century with the derring-do of kings, corsair, andcrusaders; this book will keep readers up long past bedtime" —Foreord Magazine "This thoroughly readable book provides a vibrantad well-organized account of this tumultuous, lesser-known periodof histoy. Highly recommended for both students and generalreaders." - Library Jornal STARRED REVIEW "The Last Crusaders is afascinating istory of the great conflict between Christianity andIslam from the mid-140s to the mid-1500s...Rogerson proves himselfa skillful storyteller as he recunts the deeds and misdeeds of bothsides." -Internet Review of Books