The Ottoman Empire 1326-1699

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Taylor & Francis, Dec 1, 2003 - History - 96 pages
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The Ottoman Empire and its conflicts provide one of the longest continuous narratives in military history. The Ottomans were never overthrown by a foreign power, and no usurper succeeded in taking the throne. This volume covers the rise of the Ottomans, and their early years of fighting for a foothold across the Bosphorous, before exploring the main campaigns and the part played by such elite troops as the Janissaries and the Sipahis. At its height under Suleyman the Magnificent, the Ottoman Empire became the most powerful state in the world - a multinational, multilingual empire that stretched from Vienna to the upper Arab peninsula.

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This was mostly dry battles with a nugget or two of insight thrown in but was a short place to start on learning the history of the Middle East. Read full review

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Visited Turkey. This was useful. Read full review

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Stephen Turnbull is the author of more than 50 books on the military history of Europe and the Far East, and works as a consultant on all aspects of Japanese culture. He lives in England.

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