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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On balance , Süleyman ' s reign must be considered a success . Despite the
problems of his later years , he expanded the Empire in both Europe and the
Middle East , defeated its enemies or at least held its enemies at bay , and sealed
Military success Early Ottoman conquests can be said to have arisen from the
nature of Turkish nomad society . The gazi tradition expected war with infidels .
Since they had first ridden out of Central Asia the Turks had lived by overrunning
Administrative success Having read of the problems of Ottoman rule , “
administrative success ' may not seem a proper description of Ottoman rule .
Brother fought brother for the throne . Civil wars recurred . Turkish notables
contested with the ...
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