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Hopkins, T. C. F.

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Works: 4 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 568 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History 
Classifications: DR516, 956.9301
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Publications by T. C. F Hopkins
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Confrontation at Lepanto : Christendom vs. Islam by T. C. F Hopkins( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
"Like an angry lion, the Turkish menace growled at the frontiers of Europe. In 1453, the last remnant of the mighty Roman Empire was obliterated when Turkish forces overran Constantinople. Western civilization was being threatened by medieval Islam. By 1570, a huge Turkish fleet had begun to turn the Mediterranean into a Muslim lake. A year later Pope Pius V created an anti-Ottoman alliance known as the Holy League - Christendom's answer to Jihad." "One morning in October 1571, Don Juan de Austria, commanding the fleet of the Holy League, met the Ottoman Turks in the waters at the mouth of the Gulf of Patmas. The future of a despairing, fragmented Europe was about to be decided." "By four o'clock that afternoon the naval battle had become a melee, and the sea had literally turned from blue to red from all the blood shed. When the smoke cleared, the Turkish fleet had been broken." "In sheer numbers of casualties there has never been a more costly naval battle than Lepanto. The Crusaders lost 17 ships and 7,500 men; the Muslims lost more than 200 warships and nearly 20,000 men." "For the first time in more than a century, West had defeated East. The Christians had successfully taken the offensive. Lepanto was one of the greatest turning points in history, though the centuries to come would see many more battles in the continuing conflict between Christianity and Islam. Confrontation at Lepanto is an account of that decisive battle on a very human level. Drawing on meticulous research, the author brings to life personalities, tactics, and details, making the narrative as fascinating and compelling as a novel. The result is a book whose lessons resonate today."--BOOK JACKET
Empires, wars, and battles : the Middle East from antiquity to the rise of the new world by T. C. F Hopkins( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Explores the history of Middle Eastern civilization from the ancient Egyptians and Hittites to the 500-year war between the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires, describing why this particular region has been plagued with centuries of warfare even through to the modern era
Confrontation at Lepanto : Christendom vs. jihad by T. C. F Hopkins( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Empires, wars, and battles the Middle East from antiquity to the rise of the new world by T. C. F Hopkins( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This book examines the development of the traditions and hostilities that have grown from millennia of conflict and looks at the precarious balance between the West and the Middle East. Focusing on complex rivalries, from the Ancient Egyptians and Hittites to the five-hundred-year conflict between the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires, this book seeks to shed light on the character of the region, and why it has borne and continues to bear a critical role in world affairs. [It also]provides both an account of political and military events and a survey of the cultures and societies of the ancient Near East. -http://www.loc.gov/catdir
 
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