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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Their entry into the Middle East and integration into Middle Eastern Islamic
culture and society was thus facilitated . Turks had already ... The ancient Silk
Road between the Middle East and China passed through Turkish lands . Turks
Middle Eastern economy that was the necessary result of the Portuguese advent
in the southern seas . ... The Ottomans were able to keep control of the Red Sea
route , but European trade with the East grew and Muslim trade stagnated .
For centuries the Middle East had been the middle region between Europe and
the Orient . ... Bactrian camels across Central Asia or on lateen - sailed boats
across the Indian Ocean , but the trade routes came together in the Middle East .
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