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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Kapı kulları , the slaves of the sultan The association of Turks and military slavery
reaches back to the Abbasid Caliphate , when it was the Turks who were the
military slaves . Purchased or captured near Transoxania , the slaves were ...
Rumeli were given extensive powers over the military and the religious
establishments in Ottoman Asia and Europe , respectively . Both sat on the
imperial divan . Despite oversight , the beylerbeyis or sancakbeyis were in
control of their ...
It is also true that in any country the military has the potential to lead because it
has the respect of the people , who believe it can ' get things done ' . ( Americans
who doubt this might consider the presidential elections of Washington , Jackson
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Origins of the Turks to 1281
The First Ottomans 12811446 33 2 The First Ottomans 12811446
The Ottoman Classical Age 14461566
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