Ottoman Centuries

Ottoman Centuries

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by Lord Kinross
     
 

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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 gradually diminished thereafter until Mehmed VI was sent into exile by Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk).

In this definitive history of the Ottoman Empire, Lord Kinross, painstaking

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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 gradually 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688080938
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1979
Series:
Harper Perennial
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
692,949
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.60(d)

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Ottoman Centuries 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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A fantastic tale of the rise and fall of the Turks. How they inherited the Eastern Roman Empire and beyond, threatened all of Europe, missed the industrial revolution, and collapsed. I was interested to read about the Sultan telling the Pope that he would tether his horse in the Vatican. He almost did. Very interesting!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm still reading this book, but one thing is clear: It is probably one of the best narratives about the Ottoman empire on the market. Very detailed, told from many perspectives and always easy to follow. Add to it the fact that he understands how to correlate worldwide events with the rise of Turkey and you have the most complete summary of a civilization.