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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2003

    A Frustrating Presentation

    Lords of the Horizons fails to live up to its staightforward subtitle of 'A History of the Ottoman Empire'. It does not provide a coherent narrative of that history. I have no doubt that its unusual organization and style are deliberatly idiosyncratic. Unfortunately I found both difficult to follow and frustrating. The author clearly has knowledge of the subject but the presentation seems to lack discipline. Perhaps the book desires to be 'entertaining' or popular history. I only found it to be aggravating. I do not mean to suggest that Lords of the Horizons has no value. Because I was almost wholly ignorant of the Ottoman Empire when I started reading and I did learn a fair amount. However I have to believe there is a more coherent book of the subject out there somewhere. I would look for that one instead of reading Lords Of the Horizons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2001

    Magnificent style

    This book offers a wonderful introduction to the the strange empire of the Ottoman. Goodwin presents the history in a narrative and prose - y way, The details of a strictly scholarly book may be missing, but the history he presents captures the imagination and will keep you reading. A perfect book for anyone wanting a general idea of this almost forgotten empire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2000

    brief synopsis

    It was a fabulous book about the Ottoman empire. I learned of Ottomans, and the empire they created. Ottomanians were indiginous to the land of the ottoman empire. This is where they established there empire. The Ottoman empire. Thank you Ottomans, and the empire you created for what I have learned.

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