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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Mehmet seemed to realize in the final years of his rule that power had shifted too
much into the hands of the devşirme . His last Grand Vezir , appointed in 1477 ,
was a Turk from the central Anatolian city of Konya , Karamani Mehmet Paşa .
Its trade thus passed completely into Ottoman hands . Bayezit battled against the
Mamluks inconclusively for six years ( 1485 – 91 ) , with no resulting changes in
borders . With the exception of the conquests in the northern Black Sea region ...
Afraid that continued catastrophe would threaten her own position , Turhan gave
him a free hand , herself retiring from active ... Köprülü rid the central
administration of those who would oppose him and cemented power in his own
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