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 sultans aspired to fit the ideal of both the traditional Islamic and Byzantine
states – an empire with one leader who exerted strong control through an army
and bureaucracy that were primarily loyal to the state . By radically altering the ...
They knew that something was wrong when the Empire ' s armies and institutions
did not show their traditional vigour . Many realized that changes were needed .
Those who saw the need of change and laboured to implement it are usually ...
Civil peace throughout the Empire was greatly improved . For contemporaries , it
may have appeared that the glory of the Ottoman Empire as it had been under
Süleyman had returned . The failure of traditional reform In fact , the situation of
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