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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Even when they did not revolt against the Great Sultan , members of the Seljuk
family still fought against one another to expand the fiefs they held . Such conflict
proved to be too much for the state . After Malikshah ' s death in 1092 , the Seljuk
Bayezit had created an empire that joined the old Rum Seljuk holdings to most of
what the Byzantines had held in Europe . Constantinople , the Byzantine capital ,
held out alone , surrounded by Ottoman holdings , and it seemed as if it too ...
Lower offices were divided into the sort of organizational table that is commonly
seen in governments or businesses – offices with titles and responsibilities , held
by occupants who were always striving to reach the next level of authority and ...
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