The Ottoman Empire (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events, 1500-1900)

Overview

The Ottoman Empire was one of the most powerful empires in history, known for its military prowess, multi-cultural make-up, and advances in art and architecture. Positioned at the crossroads of East and West, at its height it encompassed most of Southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. In existence from the late 13th century until 1922, the Ottoman legacy can still be felt today throughout the Balkans and the Arab world in the areas of politics, diplomacy, education, language, and religion. This ...

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Overview

The Ottoman Empire was one of the most powerful empires in history, known for its military prowess, multi-cultural make-up, and advances in art and architecture. Positioned at the crossroads of East and West, at its height it encompassed most of Southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. In existence from the late 13th century until 1922, the Ottoman legacy can still be felt today throughout the Balkans and the Arab world in the areas of politics, diplomacy, education, language, and religion. This comprehensive volume is a valuable addition to world history curricula and adds a level of historical understanding to the current conflicts within the Western and Islamic worlds.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Kia (Central and Southwest Asian history, U. of Montana) offers an introductory survey of the political history of the Ottoman state from the final decade of the 13th century to the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. The state began in western Anatolia, he says, but grew to encompass vast territories and many peoples, each contributing to the

economic power and cultural richness of the empire."

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From the Publisher

"Kia (Central and Southwest Asian history, U. of Montana) offers an introductory survey of the political history of the Ottoman state from the final decade of the 13th century to the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. The state began in western Anatolia, he says, but grew to encompass vast territories and many peoples, each contributing to the

economic power and cultural richness of the empire."

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Reference & Research Book News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313344404
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Series: Greenwood Guides to Historic Events 1500-1900 Series
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,000,006
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

MEHRDAD KIA is Professor of Central and Southwest Asian History at the University of Montana.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Linda S. Frey and Marsha L. Frey

Preface

Acknowledgments

Note on Pronunciation and Transliteration

Chronology of Ottoman History

Sultans of the Ottoman Empire

Chapter 1: Historical Overview

Chapter 2: Founders of the Empire

Chapter 3: Zenith of Ottoman Power

Chapter 4: Decline of the Empire

Chapter 5: Traditional Reforms and Territorial Dismemberment

Chapter 6: European Imperialism and the Drive to Reform

Chapter 7: From Tanzimat to Autocratic Modernization

Chapter 8: The Young Turk Revolution and the Fall of the Ottoman Empire

Biographies

Selected Documents

Glossary of Selected Terms

Selected Bibliography

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