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Arrigo Petacco - The cross and the crescent

Arrigo Petacco - The cross and the crescent

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Starting from the Turkish conquest of Constantinople in 1453, the whole of Europe lived in the nightmare of being swallowed up by Islam. Until the Dominican Antonio Michele Ghisleri ascended the papal throne in 1566, with the name of Pius V. Inflexible inquisitor, the new pope was the creator of a true masterpiece: the Holy League which, having gathered all the Christian powers under the sign of the Cross forgetting for the first and only time their respective egoisms, they formed a large multinational fleet and on 7 October 1571, in the waters of Lepanto, they prevailed over the Turkish naval forces in a spectacular battle, decisive for the fate of the West. Arrigo Petacco offers us a compelling account of this fundamental page of European history, reconstructing with his usual narrative ability the various phases of the centuries-old struggle that compared the Cross and the Crescent, the portraits of the protagonists, the living conditions on the galleys and the fighting techniques, to conclude with the detailed and engaging chronicle of one of the greatest naval battles of all time.

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