Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, Aug 1, 2007 - History - 704 pages
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The complete history of the Ottoman empire, written for the general reader
  

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A very good collection of factual data, unfortunately mixed with a rather Ottoman centric opinion and biased writing. Glossing over atrocities and defeats while glorifying minor victories. I would not ... Read full review

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Excellent! Only book in English that chronicles the entire history (600 years) of Ottoman history citing primary Ottoman sources!!! Read full review

Contents

First among equals
1
A dynasty divided
22
An imperial vision
48
Sultan of the faithful
81
Possessor of the kingdoms of the world
115
The sedentary sultan
152
Government by faction
196
Revenge of the pashas
223
The power of the provinces
372
From the New Order to the Reordering
413
A crisis of identity
447
The Islamic empire
488
The storm before the calm
526
Sultans of the Ottoman Empire
555
Notes
573
Bibliography
610

Rule of the grandees
253
The empire unravels
289
The perils of insouciance
329

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Page 637 - Ahd-names. The Historical Background and the Development of a Category of PoliticalCommercial Instruments together with an Annotated Edition of a Corpus of Relevant Documents, EJOS 1/2, 1998, 1-698 (= Internetpublikation http://www.let.uu.nl/oosters/EJOS/EJOS- 1 .html.) 327.
Page 27 - This emperor always walked with his men, dressed alike and in one colour, namely white, in long robes cut like tabards ; he finding fault with the many fashions and distinctions in dress of the English \ wherein he said that fickleness and changeable temper was betokened. No razor touched head or beard of his chaplains. These Greeks were most devout in their church services, which were joined in as well by soldiers as by priests, for they chanted them without distinction in their native tongue.

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About the author (2007)

Caroline Finkel has lived in Istanbul for many years and traveled widely in Turkey and the former Ottoman lands. She has a doctorate in Ottoman history from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Osman’s Dream is her third book. She currently divides her time between Istanbul and London.

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