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- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00
In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, Muslim ruler of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power, dispatched an invasion fleet to the Christian island of Rhodes. This would prove to be the opening shot in an epic struggle between rival empires and faiths for control of the Mediterranean and the center of the world. In Empires of the Sea , acclaimed... more...
- Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57
'Engagingly fresh and vivid . . . The 21-year-old Mehmet [the Ottoman Sultan] emerges from this book as ruthless but innovative, irascible but versatile and, above all, indefatigable - a worthy successor to Alexander and the Roman emperors he admired as much as any Muslim hero.' Malise Ruthven, Sunday Times In the spring of 1453, the Ottoman... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00
?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... more...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 38.15
Jahrhundertelang war sie die reichste Stadt der Welt. Die Kreuzzüge hatten der kleinen Lagune die Möglichkeit eröffnet, als Akteur auf die Weltbühne zu treten. Die Venezianer nutzten diese Chance skrupellos und profitierten dabei reichlich. Von Flandern bis in die Levante segelten ihre Galeeren und tief nach Afrika und Asien hinein reichte ihre Macht.... more...
- Hachette Books 2013; Not Available
A gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today. The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's readable and comprehensive account of the battle between Mehmet II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, the 57th emperor... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00
Empires of the Sea and City of Fortune, New York Times bestselling author Roger Crowley established himself as our generation?s preeminent historian of the great European seafaring empires, and the go-to author for post-Crusade clashes of East and West. Now, in Conquerors, Crowley gives us the epic story of the emergence of Portugal, a small,... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 20.40
As remarkable as Columbus and the conquistador expeditions, the history of Portuguese exploration is now almost forgotten. But 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... more...