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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Anatolia The Byzantine Empire Before the coming of the Turks , Anatolia ( Asia
Minor ) was a part of the Byzantine Empire . The Byzantines claimed
governmental descent from the Romans , and had kept a continuous tradition of
rule from the ...
The Byzantines had lost Syria and Egypt to the Arab Muslims in the seventh
century , but had held Anatolia . Indeed , Anatolia had become the military
mainstay of the Empire , providing hardy troops upon whom the defence of the
The Ottoman government was made up of Turkish , Byzantine , Persian , and
traditional Islamic components , combined and modified to form a distinctive
Ottoman governing system . The origin of the Turkish element is obvious ,
because it ...
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