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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However , the greatest achievement of the Ottomans as military men lay in the
administration of change . The sultans led a nomad army as long as it furthered
their ambitions , then converted to a standing army that partly replaced the
Rebellion Opposition to the new army was sure to surface once its implications
were realized by conservatives . What was the use of a new army if it was not to
replace the old army ? The Janissaries and other traditional corps were not very ...
However , the most important reason for military control of politics is that the army
has the guns . In the Ottoman Empire , despite infighting in the military and the
opposition of many officers , the Committee of Union and Progress leaders ...
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