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 Mamluks and Ottoman conquest of the Arab world The other great power in
the Middle East , in addition to the Ottoman and Safavid Empires , was the
Mamluk Empire . The Mamluk state , which controlled Egypt , Syria , and western
The fifteenth - century Mamluk system of government contributed to general
disorder . Each Mamluk sultan was supported by his own mamluks . When he
died , after a power struggle , the new sultan rid himself of the old retainers and ...
Despite political conflicts between Mamluks and Ottomans , Egypt and Syria had
long carried on a thriving internal Middle Eastern trade in textiles , fruits , metals
and lumber with Anatolia and Istanbul . Now this trade was all in Ottoman hands .
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