Islam at the Gates

How Christendom Defeated the Ottoman Turks

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Christendom at the Brink: How the Ottoman Turks were Defeated.

Historian Diane Moczar pulls back the curtain on one of the most important acts in the drama of Muslim aggression against the West: the 500-year-long siege of Europe by the Ottoman Turks.

Tracing the rise of the Turkish people from wandering Asian tribe to mighty pan-continental empire, Islam at the Gates chronicles the heroes and villains, the battles and atrocities, the tragic errors and timely miracles, that marked the Ottomans’ incursions from Europe’s borders to the very heart of Christendom; and then, by the grace of God, their eventual repulsion and final defeat.

In these pages you’ll encounter:

  • The bold sultans, timid emperors, and vile traitors who aided the Turkish advance - and the popes who tirelessly preached Crusade against it
  • Brave saints who rallied Christian forces against the invaders - including the hardy warrior-monk who died in battle at the age of sixty-one
  • The island fortress whose rag-tag defenders continually thwarted superior numbers of Ottoman attackers - defying even the great sultan Suleiman
  • The suffering of millions of Christian families in occupied lands - their children kidnapped and forced into Muslim armies and harems
  • Folk heroes from the hills of Hungary and Albania who rose up against their Ottoman overlords - and whose guerilla tactics inspired their people
  • The tragic fall of Constantinople, seat of Eastern Christianity - its people slaughtered, its treasures plundered, its sacred places befouled
  • Europe's pivotal, improbable pair of victories at Lepanto and Vienna, and the defeat of the last great Turkish offensive on September 11, 1697

Solid history and dramatic narrative make Islam at the Gates a moving look at Europe's long struggle against the Turks. But the author's shrewd Catholic outlook also makes it an edifying one. Had these events unfolded just a little differently, Christian civilization might have been conquered by the sword of Allah. If we fail to learn the lessons of history, Dr. Moczar warns, the West may yet fall.

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  • Pages: 256
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-933184-25-8
  • Product Code: 256
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Eye-opening, entertaining, and worrying in its modern implications. Recommend!
I've been recommending this book to so many people I've been making fun of myself for it. If you think the Crusades were about money, or about being intolerant to other religions, or just being mean; if you think of the Crusades as a stain on the history of Europe and Christianity, you need to read this and get your facts straight. If you're starting to wonder about spurious claims that a certain religion is one of peace, you will see just how this religion got its start and momentum. I can't believe how much of this was never taught in my history classes, which basically taught that bad Christians looted, raped, and murdered innocent, peace-loving Muslims. When we learned about slavery in school, we never heard that more slaves were stolen from Europe by Turkish (Muslim) forces than were ever brought or bred in the US. I really think this should be necessary reading for all of Western civilization, because we do not anymore have the fortitude or faith that protected Europe from invasion the first time around.
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Beautiful introduction to a relevant chapter of history
It is a must reading for anyone interested in Church history and the present and future of civilization. Very advisable.
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Those who refuse to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it! Sheds light on what political correctness refuses to acknowledge .
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An important topic for today's world
Very clearly written. A topic we should all know about.
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A Necessary and Enjoyable Read
This book proves that history can be as interesting and enjoyable to read as any novel. I was already quite familiar with the underlying history, but still learned details I did not know. This is the real story of Ottoman aggression - the one you will not learn from the politically correct crowd or public schools - and it is as relevant today given fundamentalist Islam's resurgence in Turkey and the decline of western civilization.
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