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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Hungary , the only local Christian state that had the power to organize resistance
, fought battles elsewhere and squabbled internally . Thus were the Ottomans left
to regroup . The greatest enemies to Ottoman recovery were those who fought ...
Enslaving Christians who had not rebelled against Muslim rule was not allowed
by the Holy Law , nor was the demand that the ... Yet the Ottomans used Christian
vassal kings to advance their cause and even gave timars to Christian nobles ...
had begun , because local Greek Christian communities had been cut off from
central Byzantine authority . Now the power of the Ottoman state stood behind the
Patriarch as he administered the Greek Christian millet . Mehmet may originally ...
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