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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He was deeply religious , a reluctant warrior , personally preferring peace to
conquest . The two ... Fighting against Moldavia in 1484 and against the kingdom
of Poland in 1496-98 , Bayezit managed to conquer the Black Sea coastal
section of ...
Military success Early Ottoman conquests can be said to have arisen from the
nature of Turkish nomad society . The gazi tradition ... Their luck was to be placed
on the border of a decaying Byzantine state , ripe for conquest . It was also their ...
There was also an economic demand for conquest . Plunder was ... Conquest
was the rule in both Middle Eastern and European states . Stephan ... Their
conquests only stopped when they came up against too strong an opponent to
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