Talk:Battle of Preveza

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Yeha I have a comment:


"In 1537 Suleiman the Magnificent...

... an action that led to teh indecisive naval battle of Prevesa"

I got this from:

Turnbull, Stephen. The Ottoman Empire 1326 - 1699. New York: Osprey, 2003.

Which says nothing about 300 galleys losing to 120 galleys which sounds ridiculously impossible to me anyway. I will give 48 hrs before I make some seriosu ammendments because there are at the moment no cited sections. Tourskin 16:03, 18 June 2007 (UTC) Ok i found the sources.Tourskin 16:09, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

There you go (the numbers of the ships and ship type terminology are easily understandable)



Regards Flavius Belisarius 17:19, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Someone have to look this article over, 180.000 men and over 1000 ships on the christian side!!!! How can that be correct?? (talk) 18:15, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

fiction/propaganda or really real battle?[edit]

I've never heard of this battle before, and im an amatuer historian, and looked in various history books for it, and found nothing about it, as if it didn't existed.

There are however, some short notes in a few of Barbarossa raiding the coast of southern Greece & later italy, but that's it.

My current speculation is that this is merely some turkish propaganda/legend to make up for the loss at the famous Lepanto, and not a real event.

Allsow, the strengh/cassulty numbers seem over exaggerated for being true.

--Byzantios (talk) 14:56, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

You may check the books in Further reading section (none of them written by Turkish authors). Do not limit yourself to Greek propaganda history books which probably do not mention defeats. In addition, Turks do not need to create a legend to make up for the loss at Lepanto because they captured Cyprus shortly after Lepanto. I hope your propaganda books, at least, include that battle... -- — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:02, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Dead links[edit]

Two of the "sources" are dead links, both which appear to have been blogs.

  • Türk Tarihi: Battle of Preveza
  • Corsari nel Mediterraneo: Hayreddin Barbarossa --Kansas Bear (talk) 18:55, 1 January 2015 (UTC)