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 poor who lived near the city centre often lived in one - room apartments ' .
The alternative for the poor was to live outside the main city neighbourhoods , in
the ' suburbs ' . There they could live in housing of the type seen in villages .
The poor sometimes lived in homes of mud brick , especially on the outskirts of
the city . The rich might live in houses ... If there was a typical Istanbul house , it
was two- or three - storied and most of the living was done on the upper floor ( s )
They were not always separated into individual groups that lived apart from each
other . The Empire's cities contained Christian and Muslim populations speaking
many different languages . In the countryside , Christian villages often were ...
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