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Portrait of a Turkish Family
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high qua...lity, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
Lords of the Horizons tells the story of a people whose name does not describe a place, whose language nobody speaks. Ottoman ceremony was Byzantine, its wealth Egyptian, its dignity Persian; for six ...hundred years, the Ottoman Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, it advanced in three centuries from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at its height, Indian rajahs and the kings of France beseeched the empire's aid. In its last three hundred years the empire seemed ready to collapse -- a prodigy of survival and decay. Jason Goodwin explores how the Ottomans rose, and how, against all odds, they lingered on. In doing so, he also offers an illuminating look back to the origins of problems that plague present-day Kosovars and Serbs.
Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Empire Was One Of The Largest And Most Influential Empires In World History. Its Reach Extended To Three Continents And It Survived For More Than Six Centuries, But Its History Is Too Ofte...n Colored By The Memory Of Its Bloody Final Throes On The Battle-fields Of World War I. [this Book Is] For The General Reader. [in The Book, The Author] Recounts The Story Of The Ottoman Empire From Its Origins In The Thirteenth Century Through Its Destruction In The Twentieth. According To The Ottoman Chronicles The First Sultan, Osman, Had A Dream In Which A Tree Emerged Fully Formed From His Navel And Its Shade Encompassed The World--symbolizing The Vast Empire He And His Descendants Were Destined To Forge. His Vision Was Soon Realized - At Its Height, The Ottoman Realm Extended From Hungary To The Persian Gulf, From North Africa To The Caucasus. A Multitude Of Religions Flourished Within Its Frontiers. With World War I, The Empire Collapsed, And European Colonial Powers Carved Up Former Ottoman Lands. Their Actions Haunt Us Still - From The Balkans To Baghdad, The Ottoman Sultanate Once Ruled Over Regions Which Are Now Amongst The Most Troubled On Earth. In [the Book, The Author] Narrates The Dramatic History Of This Vast Empire That Shaped The Modern World.-dust Jacket. Includes Bibliographical References (p. 610-641) And Index. First Among Equals -- A Dynasty Divided -- An Imperial Vision -- Sultan Of The Faithful -- Possessor Of The Kingdoms Of The World -- The Sedentary Sultan -- Government By Faction -- Revenge Of The Pashas -- Rule Of The Grandees -- The Empire Unravels -- The Perils Of Insouciance -- The Power Of The Provinces -- From The 'new Order' To The 're-ordering' -- A Crisis Of Identity -- The Islamic Empire -- The Storm Before The Calm -- Sultans Of The Ottoman Empire. Caroline Finkel. Originally Published: London : John Murray Publishers, 2005. Includes Bibliographical References (p. 610-641) And Index.
The Ottoman Centuries
The Ottoman Empire began in 1300 under the almost legendary Osman I, reached its apogee in the sixteenth century under Suleiman the Magnificent, whose forces threatened the gates of Vienna, and gradua...lly diminished thereafter until Mehmed VI was sent into exile by Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk). In this definitive history of the Ottoman Empire, Lord Kinross, painstaking historian and superb writer, never loses sight of the larger issues, economic, political, and social. At the same time he delineates his characters with obvious zest, displaying them in all their extravagance, audacity and, sometimes, ruthlessness.
Like A Sword Wound
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Discovering the Ottomans
"Lyrical yet careful, this introduction to the Ottoman reality will soon become a classic of popular history-writing."—T.J. Winter, University of Cambridge What was the significance of the Ottoman Emp...ire? What kind of lives did people live? What does the Ottoman Empire mean to us today? Discovering the Ottomans reflects on the life, legacy, and relevance of the Ottomans. Ilber Ortayli is a leading expert on the Ottomans. He is the director of the Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, and is also a professor of history at the universities of Galatasaray and Bilkent.
The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age 1300-1600
Pt. 1: An Outline Of Ottoman History, 1300-1600. Introduction: The Periods Of Ottoman History ; From Frontier Principality To Empire, 1354-1402 ; The Interregnum And Recovery ; The Definitive Establis...hment Of The Ottoman Empire, 1453-1526 ; The Ottoman State As A World Power, 1526-96 ; The Decline Of The Ottoman Empire -- Pt. 2: The State. The Rise Of The Ottoman Dynasty ; The Manner Of Accession To The Throne ; The Ottoman Concept Of State And The Class System ; Law: Sultanic Law (kânûn) And Religious Law (Şerîat) ; The Palace ; The Central Administration ; The Provincial Administration And The Timar System -- Pt. 3: Economic And Social Life. The Ottoman Empire And International Trade ; The Ottoman Cities And Road Network, Urban Population, Guilds And Merchants -- Pt. 4: Religion And Culture In The Ottoman Empire. Learning, The Medrese And The Ulema ; Ottoman Scholarship ; The Triumph Of Fanaticism ; Popular Culture And The Tarîkats -- Mystic Orders -- Genealogy Of The Ottoman Dynasty -- A Chronology Of Ottoman History -- Glossary. Halil Inalcik. Reprint. Originally Published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1973. Includes Bibliographical References (pages 233-248) And Index.
Turkey: A Short History
"Arresting … Stone’s Turkey breaks the popular mould and introduces its readers to a place beyond their presumptions" —The Sunday Times In Turkey: A Short History the celebrated historian Norman Stone... deftly conducts the reader through the fascinating and complex story of Turkey’s past, from the arrival of the Seljuks in Anatolia in the eleventh century to the modern republic applying for EU membership in the twenty-first. It is an account of epic proportions, featuring rapacious leaders such as Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, the glories of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, and Kemal Atatürk, the reforming genius and founder of modern Turkey. For six hundred years Turkey was at the heart of the Ottoman Empire, a superpower that brought Islam to the gates of Vienna and stretched to North Africa, the Persian Gulf, and the river Volga. Stone examines the reasons for the astonishing rise and the long decline of this world empire and how for its last hundred years it became the center of the Eastern Question, as the Great Powers argued over a regime in its death throes. Then, as now, the position of Turkey—a country balanced between two continents—provoked passionate debate. Stone concludes the book with a trenchant examination of the Turkish republic created in the aftermath of the First World War, where East and West, religion and secularism, and tradition and modernization are vibrant and sometimes conflicting elements of national identity.
The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922 (New Approaches to European History)
second Edition Of An Authoritative Text On The Ottoman Empire.
Ottoman Odyssey: Travels Through a Lost Empire
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