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Siege of Vienna The Last Great Trial Between Cross and Crescent

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ISBN-10: 1933648635

ISBN-13: 9781933648637

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Stoye

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"In his splendid study The Siege of Vienna, the Oxford historian John Stoye provides a detailed account of the intricate machinations between the Habsburgs and the Ottomans. Mr. Stoye's description of the siege itself is masterly. He seems to know every inch of ground, every earthwork and fortification around the Imperial City, and he follows the action meticulously."- The Wall Street Journal "Worthy of the pen of Herodotus. . . . It is a measure of the fascination of Mr. Stoye's subject that one should think of comparing his treatment of it with the work of the greatest historians."- The Times Literary Supplement "John Stoye is the master of every aspect of his subject."- Daily Telegraph The siege of Vienna in 1683 was one of the turning points in European history. So great was its impact that countries normally jealous and hostile sank their differences to throw back the armies of Islam and their savage Tartar allies. The consequences of defeat were momentous: The Ottomans lost half of their European territories, which led to the final collapse of their empire, and the Habsburgs turned their attention from France and the Rhine frontier to the rich pickings of the Balkans. That hot September day in 1683 witnessed the last great trial of strength between the East and the West-and opened an epoch in European history that lasted until the First World War.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 2/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Illustrations
Maps and Places
Some of the Principal Personages
The Origins of the Ottoman Attack
The Ottoman army enters Hungary
The Ottoman constitution
The defences of the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman policy in eastern Europe 1656-82
Kara Mustafa's objectives 1682-3
Leopold I and the City of Vienna
The Emperor and his court
The Hofburg and the Herrengasse
The fortifications of Vienna
The municipality of Vienna
Burghers and noblemen
The Defence of Habsburg Interests in Europe
The condition of the Empire
Money and men
Treaties with Bavaria and Hanover
Thokoly, and the treaty with Poland
The Threat to Vienna
The campaign in Hungary
Crisis in Austria
The flight from Vienna
The Siege
The first week
Counterscarp and ravelin
Outside the City
The Tartars
North of the Danube
The messengers to and from Vienna
The government at Passau
Warsaw, Dresden, Berlin and Regensburg
Sobieski's journey to the Danube
John George's journey to the Danube
Frederick William's refusal
Leopold defies Louis XIV
The Relief of Vienna
Leopold's journey down the Danube
The Turks close in on the city
The crossing of the Danube and the Wiener Wald
12 September, 1683
The Consequences of Victory
Rejoicing and disenchantment
The death of the Grand Vezir
Thokoly and Sobieski
The Holy Alliance of 1684
The fall of Luxembourg
Vienna after the siege
Notes and References
Index