Ottomans Versus Christians: Battle for the Mediterranean

Ottomans Versus Christians: Battle for the Mediterranean

3 Episodes

Julian Davidson looks at the colossal warfare that seized the Mediterranean in the 16th century. A struggle for men's souls between the rapidly rising Muslim Ottoman Empire in the east and a fractious alliance of Christian superpowers.

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Ottomans Versus Christians: Battle for the Mediterranean
  • Battle for the Mediterranean: Empire Builders

    Episode 1

    Julian Davidson highlights how the Ottomans became the dominant force in the Eastern Mediterranean in the 15th and 16th centuries. In this first episode he tells the story of the Fall of Constantinople and the Ottoman conquest of Rhodes.

  • Battle for the Mediterranean: Master of The Mediterranean

    Episode 2

    Julian Davidson travels across the mediterranean and chronicles the ascendance of Suleiman the Magnificent, the greatest Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. In the second episode of this series he explores the great sieges and naval battles that occurred in the mediterranean in 16th Century, as two civ...

  • Battle for the Mediterranean: Clash Of Civilisations

    Episode 3

    Julian Davidson returns to Istanbul to explore the decline and legacy of the great Ottoman Empire. In the third and final episode of this series, he covers the devastating impact of the Holy League's victory at the Battle of Lepanto in the Gulf of Patras and the Ottoman Empire's slow diminution t...