In his latest book ‘Süleyman the Magnificent and Malta 1565 – Decisions, Concerns, Consequences’, Professor Arnold Cassola shares his depiction of the challenges that were faced from a Turkish viewpoint, under Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent.

Although there have been many accounts of the Great Siege of Malta, Cassola highlights a different piece of history by recounting it from the Turkish perspective, and he is the first to do so!

“I wanted to look at the preparations that took place before the Siege – the concerns, the worries, the daily needs, the technicalities and so on, as well as what went on during the siege and in its immediate aftermath,” shares Cassola. “All of this is presented from the perspective of Süleyman the Magnificent, which is especially interesting as he was based thousands of kilometres away from where the action was happening in Malta, in modern day Istanbul.”

Arnold Cassola book

To help cover the costs for this unique book to be published and printed, Prof Cassola will be crowdfunding on Maltese crowdfunding platform ZAAR.

Backers who support the crowdfunding campaign can also expect to receive a reward, depending on the amount they have donated, varying from an e-copy of the book to multiple signed copies and an invitation to the exclusive lecture on the subject by Prof Cassola.

Prof Arnold Cassola