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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grand vezirs were from the devşirme . The Grand Vezir was in charge of the
administration and the armed forces , but the sultan personally commanded the
Janissaries . The chief financial officer of the Empire , the defterdar , though ...
In Istanbul and all over the Empire , Süleyman and his courtiers sponsored grand
charitable works that did much good while they awed subjects and foreigners
alike . Chief among them was the great Süleymaniye complex in Istanbul .
In 1656 , the Ottomans turned to a Grand Vezir who would apply the strictures of
traditional reform in the manner of Murat IV . Mehmet Köprülü was a member of
the devşirme noted for his abilities , a veteran of the political warfare inside the ...
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