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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Known as gazis ( in Arabic , ghāzī , or fighters for Islam ) , they conquered to
extend the power of their religion . ... East was accompanied by new justification
– the ghazāh , a holy war – and better chances for booty , but the gazis were
The slaughter of Christian fighting men in that battle was enough to deter
European intervention for almost fifty years , allowing the Ottoman Empire in
Europe to survive after an abrupt change of fortune . In 1397 , Bayezit turned
once again to ...
Away from the old discipline of the corps , the fighting quality of the Janissaries
degenerated . ... for them in wars , remaining in the capital and working at their
other jobs while the substitutes ( almost always inferior fighters ) fought for them .
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