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By Bulent Gokay

This ebook bargains with the aftermath of the ""Great Game"" - the protracted fight among Britain and Russia for impression within the heart japanese and primary Asian lands that bordered the increasing Russian empire of the late-19th century. It covers a interval that used to be an important within the sleek political historical past of the complete zone from Thrace to the Caucasus, displaying how an alliance among Turkish nationalism and Bolshevism pressured Britain to acknowledge that it didn't have the manpower and assets to consolidate the spoils of its victory after international struggle I. It additionally offers old history to the present geopolitical pursuits of either Turkey and Russia within the war-torn Caucasus.

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Heresy, paganism and millenarianism had all defined Christian responses to Islam for generations. The religious controversies that followed Luther’s demands in Wittenberg in 1517 had many far-reaching effects, but one of their unintended and often overlooked consequences is in Christianity’s perception of Islam. ”18 Like many medieval theologians, Luther saw the “Turk” as another word for ungodliness, a scourge sent by God to punish a wicked, divided Christianity, part of a mysterious but irresistible divine plan.

A total of 240 subscribers, including many merchants and some of Edward’s closest political advisers, invested £25 each to raise the £6,000 required to outfit Cabot’s Cathay voyage. It was a global initiative aiming to establish Tudor England as a significant player on the sixteenth-century world stage. When the expedition set out on May 10, 1553, led by Sir Hugh Willoughby (rather than the aged Cabot) and his pilot, Richard Chancellor, it sailed past Greenwich Palace and fired off a salute to the king within.

Barbarossa” means red beard in Italian, though by conflation with “barbarous” the name was also an acknowledgment of Kheir ed-Din’s fearsome reputation for raiding Christian towns and destroying Christian ships across the Mediterranean. In 1534 Süleyman the Magnificent appointed Kheir ed-Din head of the Ottoman fleet, encouraging him to plunder the Italian and North African coasts, an assault that culminated in his capture of the strategically important city of Tunis in August. Kheir ed-Din had deposed the city’s king, the tyrannical Mulay Hassan, a vassal of the Habsburg emperor.

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