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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Although historians have often attempted to justify Murat , it is hard not to
describe his next actions as capitulation to his enemies . He signed a treaty with
Hunyadi in 1444 that enlarged Serbia and much reduced its terms of vassalage .
Murat still hoped to retire , but the Çandarlı and Turkish notables finally
convinced him that he was indispensable to the Empire . He resumed his
sultanate in 1446 and ruled until he died in 1451 . Murat seems to have warmed
to , or at least ...
Murat ' s crusade to reinvigorate his empire had elements that can be seen in
modern societies . Like many a modern reformer , Murat believed that the
greatest downfall of his people was moral laxness . He saw foreign substances ,
which in ...
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