“Empires of the Sea:THE SIEGE OF Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the World”<br />By: Roger...
“Empires of the Sea” outlines when the Ottoman Empire and different Christian groups fought over land surrounding the Medi...
The book starts with “bitter combat” and a siege of the christian fortress and island of rhodes, carried out by muslim Sul...
An ever-present theme repeated throughout the book is the struggle between rival empires driven by religion. The main reli...
The book outlined many battles between the Ottoman Turks and their Christian counterparts including  battle at the island ...
One major character in the story is Suleiman the Sultan.  Suleiman was the head and mind behind the Ottoman Empire. The be...
The book closes with the final battles outlined, and what came to be of the empires… <br />Ending with praise of the inten...
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  1. 1. “Empires of the Sea:THE SIEGE OF Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the World”<br />By: Roger Crowley<br />Presentation By: Cherstin Bjarnson<br />
  2. 2. “Empires of the Sea” outlines when the Ottoman Empire and different Christian groups fought over land surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. <br />This book was written<br />By: Roger Crowley<br />
  3. 3. The book starts with “bitter combat” and a siege of the christian fortress and island of rhodes, carried out by muslim Suleiman the sultan, of the ferocious and gigantic ottoman army.<br />
  4. 4. An ever-present theme repeated throughout the book is the struggle between rival empires driven by religion. The main religious conflicts are generated by the people of Islam and Christianity.<br />
  5. 5. The book outlined many battles between the Ottoman Turks and their Christian counterparts including battle at the island of Rhodes, the Ottoman Siege of Malta, the battle at Cyprus, and the Battle of Lepanto.<br />
  6. 6. One major character in the story is Suleiman the Sultan. Suleiman was the head and mind behind the Ottoman Empire. The beginning pages of this book are drenched with his history of battle and foreign relations. Personally, I gather that Suleiman might have been an egotistical man, but he did had an extreme case of nationalism. His pride in his country and army allowed for him to conquer territory never thought possible. <br />“Spain is like a lizard, pecking here and there at a bit of weed in the dust, while our sultan is like a dragon which gulps down the world when it opens it’s mouth” (45).<br />
  7. 7. The book closes with the final battles outlined, and what came to be of the empires… <br />Ending with praise of the intensity of those who fought, and how memories of them fade in to the sea...<br />

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