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Crowley, Roger 1951-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 258 publications in 10 languages and 6,198 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history  Military history 
Roles: Author, Creator
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Most widely held works about Roger Crowley
 
Most widely held works by Roger Crowley
Empires of the sea : the siege of Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the world by Roger Crowley( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thrilling account of the brutal decades-long battle between Christendom and Islam for the soul of Europe. This struggle's brutal climax came between 1565 and 1571, seven years that witnessed a fight to the finish decided in a series of bloody set pieces: the epic siege of Malta, in which a tiny band of Christian defenders defied the might of the Ottoman army; the savage battle for Cyprus; and the apocalyptic last-ditch defense of southern Europe at Lepanto--one of the single most shocking days in world history. At the close of this cataclysmic naval encounter, the carnage was so great that the victors could barely sail away because of the countless corpses floating in the sea. Lepanto fixed the frontiers of the Mediterranean world that we know today
City of fortune : how Venice ruled the seas by Roger Crowley( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on firsthand accounts of pitched sea battles, skillful negotiations, and diplomatic maneuvers to offer a complete history of Venice's centuries-long reign as a naval power and maritime trading empire
1453 : the holy war for Constantinople and the clash of Islam and the West by Roger Crowley( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive account of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 examines the end of the Byzantine Empire and the medieval era, and the implications of the siege for the relationship between the West and Islam
Conquerors : how Portugal forged the first global empire by Roger Crowley( Book )

26 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the emergence of Portugal, a small, poor nation that enjoyed a century of maritime supremacy thanks to the daring and navigational skill of its explorers -- a tactical advantage no other country could match. Portugal's discovery of a sea route to India, campaign of imperial conquest over Muslim rulers, and domination of the spice trade would forever disrupt the Mediterranean and build the first global economy. Author Crowley relies on letters and eyewitness testimony to tell the story of tiny Portugal's rapid rise to power. Conquerors reveals the Império Português in all of its splendor and ferocity. Figures such as King Manuel "the Fortunate," João II "the Perfect Prince," marauding governor Afonso de Albuquerque, and explorer Vasco da Gama juggled their private ambitions and the public aims of the empire in pursuit of a global fortune. Also central to the story was Portugal's drive to eradicate Islamic culture and establish a Christian empire in the Indian Ocean. Portuguese explorers pushed deep into the African continent and ruthlessly besieged Indian port cities. The discovery of a route to India around the horn of Africa was not only a brilliant breakthrough in navigation but heralded a complete upset of the world order. For the next century, no European empire was more ambitious, no rulers more rapacious. In the process they created the first long-range maritime empire and set in motion the forces of globalization that now shape our world
Constantinople : the last great siege, 1453 by Roger Crowley( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1453, the Ottoman Turks advanced on Constantinople in pursuit of an ancient Islamic dream: capturing the thousand-year-old capital of Christian Byzantium. During the siege that followed, a small band of badly organised defenders, outnumbered ten to one, confronted the might of the Ottoman army in a bitter contest fought on land, sea and underground, and directed by two remarkable men - Sultan Mehmet II and the Emperor Constantine XI. In the fevered religious atmosphere, heightened by the first massed use of artillery bombardment, both sides feared that the end of the world was nigh. The outcome of the siege, decided in a few short hours on 29 May 1453, is one of the great set-piece moments of world history
City of fortune : how Venice won and lost a naval empire by Roger Crowley( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magisterial work of gripping history, City of Fortune tells the story of the Venetian ascent from lagoon dwellers to the greatest power in the Mediterranean - an epic five hundred year voyage that encompassed crusade and trade, plague, sea battles and colonial adventure
Empires of the sea : the final battle for the Mediterranean 1521-1580 by Roger Crowley( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Empires of the Sea" shows the Mediterranean as a majestic and bloody theatre of war. Opening with the Ottoman victory in 1453, it is a breathtaking story of military crusading, Barbary pirates, white slavery and the Ottoman Empire - and the larger picture of the struggle between Islam and Christianity. Coupled with dramatic set piece battles, a wealth of riveting first-hand accounts, epic momentum and a terrific denouement at Lepanto, this is a work of history at its broadest and most compelling
Empires of the sea : the siege of Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the world by Roger Crowley( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thrilling account of the brutal decades-long battle between Christendom and Islam for the soul of Europe. This struggle's brutal climax came between 1565 and 1571, seven years that witnessed a fight to the finish decided in a series of bloody set pieces: the epic siege of Malta, in which a tiny band of Christian defenders defied the might of the Ottoman army; the savage battle for Cyprus; and the apocalyptic last-ditch defense of southern Europe at Lepanto-- one of the single most shocking days in world history. At the close of this cataclysmic naval encounter, the carnage was so great that the victors could barely sail away because of the countless corpses floating in the sea. Lepanto fixed the frontiers of the Mediterranean world that we know today
Die Eroberer Portugals Kampf um ein Weltreich by Roger Crowley( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portugal's navigators cracked the code of the Atlantic winds, launched the expedition of Vasco da Gama to India and beat the Spanish to the spice kingdoms of the East - then set about creating the first long-range maritime empire. In an astonishing blitz of 30 years, a handful of visionary and utterly ruthless empire builders, attempted to seize the Indian Ocean, destroy Islam and take control of world trade
Venedig erobert die Welt Die Dogen-Republik zwischen Macht und Intrige by Roger Crowley( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rise and fall of Venice's empire is an irresistible story and [Roger] Crowley, with his rousing descriptive gifts and scholarly attention to detail, is its perfect chronicler."--The Financial Times The New York Times bestselling author of Empires of the Sea charts Venice's astounding five-hundred-year voyage to the pinnacle of power in an epic story that stands unrivaled for drama, intrigue, and sheer opulent majesty. City of Fortune traces the full arc of the Venetian imperial saga, from the ill-fated Fourth Crusade, which culminates in the sacking of Constantinople in 1204, to the Ottoman-Venetian War of 1499--1503, which sees the Ottoman Turks supplant the Venetians as the preeminent naval power in the Mediterranean. In between are three centuries of Venetian maritime dominance, during which a tiny city of "lagoon dwellers" grow into the richest place on earth. Drawing on firsthand accounts of pitched sea battles, skillful negotiations, and diplomatic maneuvers, Crowley paints a vivid picture of this avaricious, enterprising people and the bountiful lands that came under their dominion. From the opening of the spice routes to the clash between Christianity and Islam, Venice played a leading role in the defining conflicts of its time--the reverberations of which are still being felt today. "[Crowley] writes with a racy briskness that lifts sea battles and sieges off the page."--The New York Times "Crowley chronicles the peak of Venice's past glory with Wordsworthian sympathy, supplemented by impressive learning and infectious enthusiasm."--The Wall Street Journal
Entscheidung im Mittelmeer : Europas Seekrieg gegen das Osmanische Reich 1521-1580 by Roger Crowley( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zhu yao miao xie 16 shi ji zhong hou qi de ao si man di guo, Yu you ha bu si bao jia zu tong zhi de xi ban ya wang guo he jiao huang guo, Wei ni si gong he guo deng jie cheng de"shen sheng lian meng"zhi jian, Wei zheng duo di zhong hai ji jiu shi jie zhong xin, Zai di zhong hai jin xing de zhu ming dao yu gong fang zhan he hai shang da jue zhan, Bao kuo luo de dao, Ma er ta dao, Sai pu lu si dao zhan yi yi ji le ban tuo hai shang zhan yi deng
Konstantinopel 1453 : Die letzte Schlacht by Roger Crowley( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of fortune : how Venice ruled the seas by Roger Crowley( Recording )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of Fortune tells the story of the Venetian ascent from lagoon dwellers to the greatest power in the Mediterranean - an epic five hundred year voyage that encompassed crusade and trade, plague, sea battles and colonial adventure
The final battle for the Mediterranean 1521-1580 by Roger Crowley( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the Mediterranean as a majestic and bloody theatre of war. Opening with the Ottoman victory in 1453, this title tells the story of military crusading, Barbary pirates, white slavery and the Ottoman Empire - and the larger picture of the struggle between Islam and Christianity
1453 : the holy war for Constantinople and the clash of Islam and the West by Roger Crowley( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today, 1453 tells the story of one of the great forgotten events of world history, the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks. For a thousand years Constantinople was quite simply the city: fabulously wealthy, imperial, intimidating--and Christian. Single-handedly it blunted early Arab enthusiasm for Holy War; when a second wave of Islamic warriors swept out of the Asian steppes in the Middle Ages, Constantinople was the ultimate prize: "The Red Apple." It was a city that had always lived under threat. On average it had survived a siege every forty years for a millenium--until the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II, twenty-one years old and hungry for glory, rode up to the walls in April 1453 with a huge army, "numberless as the stars. "Here is the taut, vivid story of this final struggle for the city told largely through the accounts of eyewitnesses. For fifty-five days a tiny group of defenders defied the huge Ottoman army in a seesawing contest fought on land, at sea, and underground. During the course of events, the largest cannon ever built was directed against the world's most formidable defensive system, Ottoman ships were hauled overland into the Golden Horn, and the morale of defenders was crucially undermined by unnerving portents. At the center is the contest between two inspirational leaders, Mehmed II and Constantine XI, fighting for empire and religious faith, and an astonishing finale in a few short hours on May 29, 1453--a defining moment for medieval history
Conquerors : how Portugal forged the first global empire by Roger Crowley( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crowley presents a narrative history of the Portuguese discovery of a sea route to India, their subsequent imperial conquests over Muslim rulers, and their violent domination of the spice trade
The sea at the center of the world by Roger Crowley( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thrilling account of the brutal decades-long battle between Christendom and Islam for the soul of Europe. This struggle's brutal climax came between 1565 and 1571, seven years that witnessed a fight to the finish decided in a series of bloody set pieces: the epic siege of Malta, in which a tiny band of Christian defenders defied the might of the Ottoman army; the savage battle for Cyprus; and the apocalyptic last-ditch defense of southern Europe at Lepanto--one of the single most shocking days in world history. At the close of this cataclysmic naval encounter, the carnage was so great that the victors could barely sail away because of the countless corpses floating in the sea. Lepanto fixed the frontiers of the Mediterranean world that we know today
1453 : la caduta di Costantinopoli by Roger Crowley( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zheng fu zhe : Putaoya di guo de jue qi by Roger Crowley( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Chinese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last great siege 1453 by Roger Crowley( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1453, the Ottoman Turks advanced on Constantinople in pursuit of an ancient Islamic dream: the capture of the thousand year-old capital of Christian Byzantium. This text is an intense, extraordinary tale of courage and cruelty, technological ingenuity, endurance and luck
 
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Empires of the sea : the siege of Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the world The sea at the center of the world
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City of fortune : how Venice ruled the seas1453 : the holy war for Constantinople and the clash of Islam and the WestConstantinople : the last great siege, 1453City of fortune : how Venice won and lost a naval empireEmpires of the sea : the final battle for the Mediterranean 1521-1580Empires of the sea : the siege of Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the worldCity of fortune : how Venice ruled the seasThe final battle for the Mediterranean 1521-1580The sea at the center of the world
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קראולי, רוג'ר 1951-

크롤리, 로저 1951-

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