Autor: Andrew Wheatcroft, "The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans, and the Battle for Europe."
ISBN: 0465013740 | 2009 edition | PDF | 384 Pages | 4,49 MB
In 1683, an Ottoman army that stretched from horizon to horizon set out to seize the “Golden Apple,” as Turks referred to Vienna. The ensuing siege pitted battle-hardened Janissaries wielding seventeenth-century grenades against Habsburg armies, widely feared for their savagery. The walls of Vienna bristled with guns as the besieging Ottoman host launched bombs, fired cannons, and showered the populace with arrows during the battle for Christianity’s bulwark. Each side was sustained by the hatred of its age-old enemy, certain that victory would be won by the grace of God.