Ten Battles Every Catholic Should Know offers readers richly detailed accounts of pivotal engagementsâ€”many little known in the Westâ€”in the centuÂries-long defense of Christendom against militant Islam. Join military historian Michael D. Greaney as, in gripping prose, he describes the struggle, primarily on Christendomâ€™s eastern borders, against the dreaded Ottoman Turks in places such as:
Manzikert, which marked the beginning of the fight,
Wallachia, where Vlad II, the real â€śDraculaâ€ť, carried out a perÂsonal crusade against the Turks to such good effect that his name strikes terror down to the present day,
MohĂˇcs, â€śthe Tomb of Hungary,â€ť
Vienna (the siege of 1529), the first setback experienced by SĂĽleymĂ˘n the Magnificent, perÂhaps the greatest ruler the OttoÂman Turks ever knew,
SzigetvĂˇr (known as the â€śHunÂgarian Alamoâ€ť),
â€¦and five others.
The accounts of battles are enlivÂened and expanded with historical footnotes and introductions. Though less well known than the struggle to retake Spain and Southern France, the battlefields of Armenia and EastÂern and Central Europe were just as crucial to preserve Christendom. Includes 12 battle maps.