The Last Crusaders: The Hundred-Year Battle for the Center of the World

The Last Crusaders: The Hundred-Year Battle for the Center of the World

The Crusades were the bridge between medieval and modern history, between feudalism and colonialism. In many ways, the little explored later Crusades were the most significant of them all, for thy made the crisis truly global. The Last Crusaders is about the period's last great conflict between East and West, and the titanic contest between Habsburg-led Christendom and the Ottoman Empire in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. From the great naval campaigns and the ferocious struggle to dominate the North African shore, the conflict spread out along trade routes, consuming nations and cultures, destroying dynasties, and spawning the first colonial empires in South America and the Indian Ocean.


The Last Crsaders is narrative history at its richest and most compelling. REVIW: "This is an ambitious project and The Last Crusaders provides narrative history on the grand scale." --Daily Telegraph


"Barnaby Rogerson paints a vivid canvas, sweeping n scope and full of memorable detail...The author is especially good at narrating in gripping, andoften grisly, detail the great sieges and battles that punctuated thi struggle. The book is furnished with excellent maps, a useful chronologial chart, numerous illustrations, and a very full bibliography. The wriing is engaging and vivid, never pedantic. Any history buff will find this bok a pleasure." -ForeWord Review


"Rogerson's narrative colorsthe conflicts of the sixteenth century with the derring-do of kings, corsair, and crusaders; this book will keep readers up long past bedtime" -- Foreord Magazine


"This thoroughly readable book provides a vibrant ad well-organized account of this tumultuous, lesser-known period of histoy. Highly recommended for both students and general readers." - Library Jornal STARRED REVIEW


"The Last Crusaders is a fascinating istory of the great conflict between Christianity and Islam from the mid-140s to the mid-1500s...Rogerson proves himself a skillful storyteller as he recunts the deeds and misdeeds of both sides." -Internet Review of BooksAUTHORBIO: Barnaby Rogerson is the author of more than a dozen books, ncluding The Heirs of Muhammad: Islam's First Century and the Origins ofthe Sunni-Shia Schism, The Prophet Muhammad: A Biography, and A History of Noth Africa. He has lived and worked in many parts of the Arab world, and currently resides in London.

Title:The Last Crusaders: The Hundred-Year Battle for the Center of the World
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781590202869
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    The Last Crusaders: The Hundred-Year Battle for the Center of the World Reviews

  • Atlas Can

    "In the forward to The Last Crusaders, the author, one Barnaby Rogerson, proclaims, "I have resisted the temptation to be polemical or judgmental" (page 6). This is a sure sign that the author plans t...

  • Tony Laplume

    A ridiculous work of apologetic, “fake news” history, mere propaganda. Fascinating subject matter almost makes me want to read the whole book. But Rogerson’s only real goal is to cheer on the Mu...

  • Jur

    Here I stand up to my ankles in the MedLast week I spent my holiday on Rhodes, the smallish Greek island with a grand history, just off the Turkish coast. Cities sprang up here around 3,000 years ago,...

  • Burton

    Very well written, popular history. Although it's a history of wars and battles he doesn't get bogged down in right flank/left flank blow-by-blows (who the flank cares is my attitude). Lots of great b...

  • Simon

    This book is fiction at best, and revision of history at worst.It should not be classified as a history book. It has a one-sided book, and it seems to have a very biased agenda....

  • Dustin

    Phenomenal book with so much information that at times my brain stopped absorbing all the info. Rogerson gives the perspective of Christian and Muslim leaders and generals. He doesn't suppose informat...

  • Bruce MacBain

    The world of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries was shaped by two powerful forces: religion and gunpowder—a devastating combination. In The Last Crusaders Barnaby Rogerson paints a vivid canvas, ...

  • Flora

    The author puts together a package of stories most Americans know nothing about--the final Crusade(s) against the Muslims. It necessarily jumps forward and back as the warfare is waged from one end of...

  • K.A. Meade

    This is an extremely interesting and well-researched book, as were his earlier ones on the Prophet Muhammed and his Successors.As is standard for narrative histories at present, it is crammed full of ...

  • bkwurm

    The fall of Constantinople, the Reconquista and the battle of Lepanto are probably the only events that the average person would name when asked about the contest between Islam and Christianity after ...