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 mosques , schools , libraries , hospitals , and palaces built by Mehmet and
his vezirs gave an Islamic character to the city . By the end of Mehmet ' s reign ,
the city had regained its past grandeur , but it was now an Islamic grandeur – it
Mehmet thus kept personal control of the most important forces of government –
military power and finance . Lesser officials were generally drawn from the ranks
of the devşirme . This included governors and provincial officials who carried ...
Mehmet seemed to realize in the final years of his rule that power had shifted too
much into the hands of the devşirme . His last Grand Vezir , appointed in 1477 ,
was a Turk from the central Anatolian city of Konya , Karamani Mehmet Paşa .
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