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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All others in the Empire , the vast majority , were called the Raya ( ' flock ' , a term
later applied only to non - Muslims ) , the flock whom the sultan protected from
wolves and fleeced . They took no part in rule , nor did they expect to do so .
The sultan The Ottoman sultanate has long been part of the mythology of rule .
From the time of the Renaissance , Europeans studied what they thought ( with
little information to go on ) was the position of the sultan . Everything from his
The structure of the palace reflected the activities of those who worked within and
their closeness to the person of the sultan . The outer courtyard , through which
one had to pass to reach the sultan's chambers , mainly was the precinct of ...
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