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The enemy at the gate : Habsburgs, Ottomans and the battle for Europe

Author: Andrew Wheatcroft
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2009.
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The Great Siege of Vienna is the centerpiece for historian Andrew Wheatcroft's richly drawn portrait of the centuries-long rivalry between the Ottoman and Habsburg empires for control of the European continent. A gripping work by a master historian, The Enemy at the Gate offers a timely examination of an epic clash of civilizations.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wheatcroft, Andrew.
Enemy at the gate.
New York : Basic Books, 2009, ©2008
(DLC) 2008938931
(OCoLC)318924099
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Wheatcroft
ISBN: 9780786744541 0786744545 9780465020812 046502081X
OCLC Number: 371539088
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 339 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps, plans
Contents: Terror in the East --
A call to arms --
Turks and Tartars --
A plague on the land --
Taking the road to war --
The adversaries --
'Rise up, rise up ye Christians' --
The pit of hell --
'A flood of black pitch' --
A holy war? --
Storming Buda --
The age of heroes --
Myth displacing history.
Responsibility: Andrew Wheatcroft.

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