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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often rose to high position , sometimes even usurping the power of the Caliph .
Nevertheless , their numbers were relatively small . The great mass of Turks in
Central Asia were outsiders to the Middle East until they embraced Islam . Once
The central authority of the Abbasid Caliphs had been deteriorating for some time
. Eastern Iran and ... of the ninth century . While the local rulers declared
themselves to be governors ruling in the Caliph's name , in fact they were
They eventually reached tens of thousands of armed slaves in the Caliph's
service . Other Islamic monarchs and governors also enrolled slaves in their
armies . In the West , particularly in America , slavery is usually thought of as a
lack of ...
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