Paperback 299pp Illustrated
9781843410379   Product Code: 23069
In 1683 a Turkish army arrived at the gates of Vienna and laid siege to the city. So serious was the threat to Western Christendom that the hostile nations of Europe joined forces to relieve the Austrian capital. This narrative history examines the background to the siege, offers a gripping account of the fighting, and charts its long-term consequences: the collapse of the Ottoman empire in Europe and the expansion of Austria into the Balkans.