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 palace The leaders of the Ottoman Empire were attached to the sultan's
palace . Their places of deliberation , and for some of them their places of
residence , were within the vast palace that occupied the tip of the Old City of
image of a palace . It rather resembled an extensive walled park with buildings ; '
imperial compound ' might be a better term . Situated on the outcrop of land
where the Golden Horn , the Bosphorus , and the Sea of Marmara came together
After him , all members of the Ottoman royal family were kept in the palace
confines from birth , so that they could be watched and kept from organizing
support in the provinces . Their training was whatever could be gained from
palace officials ...
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