Osman's Dream: The Story of the Ottoman Empire 1300-1923
The Ottoman chronicles recount that the first sultan, Osman, dreamt of the dynasty he would found - a tree, fully-formed, emerged from his navel, symbolising the vigour of his successors and the extent of their domains. This is the first book to tell the full story of the Ottoman dynasty that for six centuries held sway over territories stretching, at their greatest, from Hungary to the Persian Gulf, and from North Africa to the Caucasus. Understanding the realization of Osman's vision is essential for anyone who seeks to understand the modern world.
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Review: Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman EmpireUser Review - Fusun Dulger charles - Goodreads
Beautifully written Turkish Ottoman history. Easy to read and understand. I am Turkish and had to learn my History, I found most interesting to read it written by a foreigner. Superbly researched and ... Read full review
Review: Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman EmpireUser Review - Sarah Furger - Goodreads
This was more popular history for me, not scholarly enough to use for my academic research. However, it was very well written, and Finkel's narrative style is engaging and informative. Read full review