Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire

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Henry Holt and Company, Apr 15, 2000 - History - 368 pages
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For six hundred years, the Ottoman Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, it advanced in three centuries from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at its height, Indian rajahs and the kings of France beseeched the empire's aid. In its last three hundred years the empire seemed ready to collapse, a prodigy of survival and decay. In this dazzling evocation of the empire's power, Jason Goodwin explores how the Ottomans rose and how, against all odds, they lingered on. In doing so, he also offers a long look back to the origins of problems that plague present-day Kosovars and Serbs.

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British travel writer Goodwin, whose previous books include A Time for Tea (1991. o.p.) and On Foot to the Golden Horn (1995. o.p.), explores the long and tumultuous history of the Ottoman Empire ... Read full review

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Jason Goodwin, whose previous titles include on Foot to the Golden Horn and A Time for Tea, is a regular contributor to The New York Times and Condé Nast Traveler. He lives in England.

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