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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - le.vert.galant - LibraryThing
There is a lot of information crammed into these 600 pages, making for a dense but rewarding read. Ottoman history covers a vast swathe of time, stretching from competition with the Byzantine Empire ... Read full review
A wonderful study for college.User Review - mom of a high schooler - Christianbook.com
I'm looking for high school curriculum so it did not meet my expectations. The book however, would be wonderful for a college study! I am holding on to the book for possible future use! Read full review