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 Grand Vezir was in charge of the administration and the armed forces , but
the sultan personally commanded the Janissaries . The chief financial officer of
the Empire , the defterdar , though supervised by the Grand Vezir , also reported
local citizens and made local families part of the ' central government forces ' .
When new Ottoman forces were sent to Syria in the eighteenth century , partly to
oppose the power of the older Ottoman forces , they too eventually became ...
By the time war began , Armenian bands were active all across the east . They
quickly became a major military threat . The Ottoman army and much of the rural
police force ( gendarmes ) had been sent to the Russian front , leaving scant
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