Christian Europe repels the Ottomans.
In the late summer of 1682, Sultan Mehmed IV decided to undertake a direct assault on Vienna, the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. The city had witnessed the army of the Ottoman host before: 154 years previously, Suleiman the Magnificent and his 120,000 troops had failed to capture the city. In September 1683, the Islamic host returned to the city’s gates, quickly capturing its outer fortifications. John III Sobieski and Charles Sixte of Lorraine led a large Christian coalition to relieve the city, crushing the Ottoman forces at the battle of the Kahlenberg on 12 September. This book provides a detailed account of the campaign, which marked the beginning of the decline of Ottoman domination in eastern Europe.
Softcover, 96 pages.