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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Traditional Turkish government was essentially practical – individuals and tribes
followed leaders as long as it was advantageous for them to do so . Personal
loyalty to the han was probably not even considered outside his own tribe or ...
Westerners have followed in the adulation , often calling him the greatest of
sultans . As a rule , such judgements should always be questioned , but , as no
one knows what are the criteria for the award of the title “ greatest of sultans ' , it is
Under the terms of the treaty of Edirne ( September 14 , 1829 ) , which followed
the Russian defeat of the Ottoman Empire in the 1828 – 29 war , Serbia and
Romania were made autonomous . In 1866 , the powers forced the Ottomans to ...
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