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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It had never been different . The chance to fight in the Middle East was
accompanied by new justification – the ghazāh , a holy war – and better chances
for booty , but the gazis were fighting the old fight in new lands . The gazis were
not easily ...
The sultan had never really begun to participate . Through executions and
banishments Köprülü rid the central administration of those who would oppose
him and cemented power in his own hands . The military heads who had failed
... reformers was in the area of economics . The Men of the Tanzimat were never
able to maximize government revenues or institute authentic financial reforms .
Indeed , they were never able even to collect the taxes due under the old system .
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