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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In addition to providing men of religion , the Islamic school system also trained
those who became bureaucrats in other branches of the government . ...
Religious leaders of high rank also themselves took leading places in the
A clever bureaucrat might advance to high position through a combination of
competence , friendships with the mighty , and ... Up to the time of Süleyman , the
most important bureaucrats were the defterdars , or ' keepers of the registers ' .
He began with language . Ignorance of European languages was the main factor
that held back Ottoman learning of new ways . Ottoman bureaucrats were not
poor at languages ; they customarily had a command of Arabic and Persian as
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