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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Providing palace luxuries for sultans , officials , and provincial governors kept
many employed , but the major state expenditure was military . In the reign of
Süleyman , more than 80 , 000 regular troops ( sipahis , Janissaries , etc . ) made
It would take quite a bit of aggravation before the Ottomans would resort to
mounting a major campaign against Kurdish or bedouin chiefs , but the possibility
was always there . The Ottoman system of projecting governmental authority into
In Syria , the large region that stretched from the southern border of Anatolia to
Egypt , Ottoman governors ruled directly over cities and major agricultural areas .
Local leadership was accepted in the deserts and mountains . The Ottomans ...
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Origins of the Turks to 1281
The First Ottomans 12811446 33 2 The First Ottomans 12811446
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