Exploring History
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Exploring History

The Siege That Defined 16th Century Europe

“Nothing Is Better Known Than The Siege of Malta”

(Public domain / CC BY 3.0)

The 16th century saw a sustained effort by the Ottoman Empire to drive Christians out of key positions in the Mediterranian. These island campaigns were a part of a broad strategy to shore up Ottoman hegemony over the region. In order to secure safe trade lanes and effective influence, the Christian…

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