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 offices carried a dignity to which leaders aspired and to which populations
gave respect , even if some of their incumbents were less than proficient rulers .
The office was as important as the man , perhaps more important . Murat began
The first two Ottoman sultans made use of slaves as commanders and soldiers ,
but the Ottoman state slave system formally began under Murat I . Tradition and
law gave the sultan one - fifth of all booty taken by his troops . Murat took much of
Armenian rebellion in the east actually began before the Russians and Ottomans
traded fire . In the late summer of 1914 , before war was declared , arms and
supplies began to be taken from hidden depots . ( One cache discovered by the ...
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