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The Last Crusaders (Barnaby Rogerson)

The Last Crusaders (Barnaby Rogerson)


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 Crusaders is narrative history at its richest and most compelling.


Barnaby Rogerson (1960-) studied Medieval History at St Andrews University. He has written extensively about the Muslim world, including The Heirs of Muhammad: Islam's First Century and the Origins of the Sunni-Shia Schism, The Prophet Muhammad: A Biography, and A History of North Africa. He has lived and worked in many parts of the Arab world, and currently resides in London.

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