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 systems of land tenure developed under the Great Seljuks were carried on in
Anatolia by the Rum Seljuks . Conditions were too confused through most of Rum
Seljuk history for any system to take firm hold , but the Seljuks did keep the old ...
Nomads paid taxes on the pastures they used , farmers on the lands they tilled .
Various taxes ... Other solutions were found : The timar The timar , land given to
soldiers to support their men , was developed long before the time of Süleyman .
The sultans also made grants of land for private ownership . These were usually
lands that had been abandoned or were otherwise unproductive , and the grants
were effective in turning such lands into productive , tax - paying assets .
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Origins of the Turks to 1281
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