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Vienna 1683 : Christian Europe repels the Ottomans

Author: Simon Millar; Peter Dennis
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2008.
Series: Campaign (Osprey Publishing), 191.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The capture of the Hapsburg city of Vienna was a major strategic aspiration for the Islamic Ottoman Empire, desperate for the control that the city exercized over the Danube and the overland trade routes between southern and northern Europe. In July 1683 Sultan Mehmet IV proclaimed a jihad and the Turkish grand vizier, Kara Mustafa Pasha, laid siege to the city with an army of 150,000 men. In September a relieving  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Millar, Simon.
Vienna 1683.
Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : Osprey Pub., ©2008
(OCoLC)154800049
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Millar; Peter Dennis
ISBN: 9781846038396 1846038391
OCLC Number: 471130419
Description: 1 online resource (96 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Imprint; Contents; Introduction; The Crescent Rising; The Threat From The West; A Time Of Jihad; Chronology; Opposing Commanders; The Imperial Forces; The Ottoman Forces; Order Of Battle; Opposing Armies; The Imperial Forces; The Polish-Lithuanian Army; The Ottoman Army; Ottoman Siege Warfare; The Campaign Begins; The Ottoman March North; The Council Of War; The Habsburg Preparations For War; The Opening Minuet Of The Imperial Forces; The Affair At Petronell; Kara Mustafa Beholds Vienna; The Siege Of Vienna; The Opening Moves; The First Mine Attack; Countermining.
Series Title: Campaign (Osprey Publishing), 191.
Responsibility: Simon Millar ; illustrated by Peter Dennis.

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The capture of the Hapsburg city of Vienna was a major strategic aspiration for the Islamic Ottoman Empire, desperate for the control that the city exercized over the Danube and the overland trade routes between southern and northern Europe. In July 1683 Sultan Mehmet IV proclaimed a jihad and the Turkish grand vizier, Kara Mustafa Pasha, laid siege to the city with an army of 150,000 men. In September a relieving force arrived under Polish command and joined up with the defenders to drive the Turks away. The main focus of this book is the final 15-hour battle for Vienna, which peaked with a m.

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