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For a person like me, who've never read European history, this book is an eye opener.
It is interesting that at the exact time Suleyman gained the throne of the Ottoman Empire, an equally talented Charles V was named the head of the Holy Roman Empire.
If you've read this author's previous books and liked them, then I suspect you'll like this book as well.
This is a great read for a solid history book. The decades of 1520's and 1530's when so much happened. Read morePublished 5 months ago by John R Harris
Great 'flip side of the coin' to religious studies of the Reformation Era. He's too apologetic when portraying the dark side of Islam, and too hostile toward Lutheranism, but... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jeffrey A. Gross
Writing about the most defining moment of the middle ages, a moment that has profound impact on today's world; the author fails to engage the reader. Read morePublished 16 months ago by michael murray
It is good book about history of very interesting period of religion revolution and fighting between Christianity and .Turk Empire.Published 16 months ago by Viktor Shel
This is excellent history and easy to read! Almost like a novel.
Helped me to really understand this critical period of European history (1520 - 1536) when Martin... Read more
This book offers an extraordinary analysis of the spiritual, political, military, and social events surrounding and involving the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, the Turkish sultan... Read morePublished 18 months ago by socorro
A critical time for European Christianity. Large egos between the central players: Henry the VIII, Charles V, Pope Leo XX, and Francis I, nearly changed the religious fabric of... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Bowtiegirl