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The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans and the Battle for Europe

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Major historian Andrew Wheatcroft reveals the full story behind four centuries of Ottoman incursions into the heartlands of Europe. In 1683, two empires -- the Ottoman, based in Constantinople, and the Habsburg dynasty in Vienna -- came face to face in the culmination of a 250-year-old struggle for power at the Great Siege of Vienna. Within the city walls, the choice of resistance over surrender to the largest army ever assembled by the Turks created an all-or-nothing scenario: every last survivor would be enslaved or ...

The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans and the Battle for Europe 2009, Pimlico

ISBN-13: 9781844137411

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