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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were a threat to both rulers and farmers . If vast armies of nomads entered the
Middle East from Central Asia , they could be expected to turn farm land into
grass land to support their flocks , to the considerable detriment of those who had
... was accepted by pliant jurists , and it worked . The Ottoman dealings with the
kings and nobles of the Balkans can only be called pragmatic , as well . Less
pragmatic Muslim rulers might have insisted that all military power be in the
hands of ...
Until the advent of representative government and even after , the world's rulers
and their officials took a tithe of production for themselves without reference to the
wishes of those whom they ruled . The question was thus not whether the ...
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