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What was the religious significance of the Siege of Vienna in 1529? And why did the Ottomans fail to take the City?

Introduction and Historiographical Background In the Autumn of 1529 a huge Ottoman army laid siege to Vienna. Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent had proclaimed a Jihad and within the city walls fear and despair were widespread. If Vienna fell it seemed, … Continue reading

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