Ottoman Centuries

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Harper Collins, Aug 1, 1979 - History - 640 pages
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The Ottoman Empire began in 1300 under the almost legendary Osman I, reached its apogee in the sixteenth century under Suleiman the Magnificent, whose forces threatened the gates of Vienna, and gradually diminished thereafter until Mehmed VI was sent into exile by Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk).

In this definitive history of the Ottoman Empire, Lord Kinross, painstaking historian and superb writer, never loses sight of the larger issues, economic, political, and social. At the same time he delineates his characters with obvious zest, displaying them in all their extravagance, audacity and, sometimes, ruthlessness.

  

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An interesting and thorough book; a little too detailed in some parts but providing a ver clear overview of Ottoman history. Read full review

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What an outstanding and readable work. Read full review

Contents

I
37
II
45
III
61
IV
71
V
81
VII
83
VIII
95
IX
111
XXVI
331
XXVII
341
XXVIII
359
XXIX
361
XXX
371
XXXI
377
XXXII
383
XXXIII
393

X
123
XI
139
XII
159
XIV
161
XV
173
XVI
181
XVII
197
XVIII
217
XIX
229
XX
243
XXI
257
XXII
259
XXIII
279
XXIV
297
XXV
319
XXXIV
415
XXXV
417
XXXVI
437
XXXVII
453
XXXVIII
473
XXXIX
483
XL
501
XLI
517
XLII
531
XLIII
533
XLIV
545
XLV
565
XLVI
583
XLVII
595

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Page 63 - ... so often as they return to sedition, they shall be subverted therein; and if they depart not from you, and offer you peace, and restrain their hands from warring against you, take them and kill them wheresoever ye find them; over these have we granted you a manifest power.
Page 63 - In response to pressure from the state council, fearing conflict over the succession, his first act as Sultan, over his father's dead body, was to order the death, by strangulation with a bowstring, of his younger brother.

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