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

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

Andrew Wheatcroft


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 power struggle: 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 ruthlessly slaughtered. Both sides remained resolute, sustained by hatred of their age-old enemy, certain that their victory would be won by the grace of God. Eastern invaders had always threatened the West, but the memory of the Turks, to whom the Wests ancient and deep fear of the East is viscerally attached, remains vivid and powerful. Long before their 1453 conquest of Constantinople, the Turks had raised the art of war to heights not seen since the Roman Empire.Although their best recorded and most infamous attack, the 1683 siege was the historical culmination, not the extent, of the Turks sustained attempt to march westwards and finally obtain the city they had long called The Golden Apple. Their defeat was to mark the beginning of the decline of the Ottoman Empire. With Turkey now seeking to re-orient itself towards the west and a new generation of politicians exploiting the residual fear and tensions between East and West, The Enemy at the Gate provides a timely and masterful account of this most complex and epic of conflicts.



Sayfa Sayısı: 368

Baskı Yılı: 2009


Dili: İngilizce
Yayınevi: Pimlico

The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans, and the Battle for Europe Andrew Wheatcroft In 1683, an Ottoman army that stretched from horizon to horizon set out to … The Great Siege of Vienna is the centerpiece for historian Andrew Wheatcroft’s richly drawn portrait of the centuries-long rivalry between the Ottoman and Habsburg empires for control of the European continent. A gripping work by a master historian, The Enemy at the Gate offers a …

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Sofi Voighua

Scottish professor Andrew Wheatcroft has written a very readable and succinct history about the war between the Habsburgs and Ottoman Turks that culminated (but did not end) at the Siege and Battle of Vienna in the summer and fall of 1683, in his book, "The Enemy at the Gate". His book is a good look at both the geo-political and military issues. The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans and the Battle for Europe has a comprehensive introduction and background to the central event covered in the book, the Ottoman Siege of Vienna in 1683. The book covers the siege itself in great detail without being laborious.

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Mattio Mazios

A gripping work by a master historian, The Enemy at the Gate offers a timely examination of an epic clash of civilizations. By then I had written other works on the Habsburgs and the Ottomans, and... It is one of the book's strengths that it demonstrates how far Ottomans, Habsburgs and the rest of Europe lived in a common world with borders that were more porous than we usually imagine.

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Noe Schulzzo

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Jason Statham

Review. "As Andrew Wheatcroft brilliantly shows in The Enemy at the Gate, the skirmishes and the pitched battles that raged for centuries between Habsburgs and Ottomans, and their numerous...

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