The Ottoman Turks: An Introductory History to 1923
Longman, 1997 - 406 pages
Justin McCarthy's introductory survey traces the whole history of the Ottoman Turks from their obscure beginnings in central Asia, through the establishment and rise of the Ottoman Empire to its collapse after World War One under the pressures of nationalism. Vividly illustrated with many maps, this introductory overview is designed for non-specialists but is written with great authority and with access to original sources. It fills an important gap for an authoritative but accessible account of the rise of one of the world's great civilizations.
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The reign of Abdülhamit II It is probably accurate to say that few of the subjects of
the Ottoman sultan knew or cared about democracy . Like most members of
economically underdeveloped societies , they cared first about ensuring full ...
So it was in the Ottoman Empire . Abdülhamit successfully advanced his own
authority at a time of national disaster . He then proceeded to rule according to
the traditional Ottoman ideal of government - a powerful sultan in absolute control
One alternative was a relatively benevolent autocracy , which was what
Abdülhamit provided . Central authority forced disparate forces to work together .
A strong sultan could stand , insofar as was possible , against European
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