Scanderbeg: A History of George Castriota and the Albanian Resistanceto Islamic Expansion in Fifteenth Century Europe (Hardback)A.K. Brackob (author)
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Publisher: Histria LLC
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
"...very well written and thoroughly researched and documented. It presents not only the career of George Castriota, better known as Scanderbeg, but also Albania's struggle against Ottoman domination both before and after the fall of Constantinople to the Turks. It contains a wealth of enlightening information and makes the compelling argument that the Albanians, through their resistance, also helped to save Italy and Rome from suffering the same fate as the Byzantine Empire. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about the life and times of Scanderbeg, as well as for anyone who wants to know more about the history of Albania and its people." - Keith Resnick, Amazon.com
"2018 will be the 550th anniversary of Scanderbeg's death. It was by any standard an extraordinary life, and not well known outside Albania where his standard is the national flag to this day. From 1443 to 1468 he led the resistance to the Ottomans in Albania, at a time when they were the dominant military force in the Balkans.... Scanderbeg is credited with holding back the Ottoman advance into Italy, which required an Albanian base. One of many admirers was the British General James Wolfe who wrote that he "excels all the officers, ancient and modern, in the conduct of a small defensive army". The author covers all of these events, with a fast paced narrative. He pulls together the limited sources as few have done since the classic history by Bishop Fan Noli in 1947." - Balkan Wargamer
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