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 - Marc - Goodreads
More than 550 densely filled pages, followed by numerous annexes: Finkel tells the story of almost 700 years of Ottoman Empire in one sitting, with great attention to detail and adjusting lots of ... Read full review
Review: Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman EmpireUser Review - Nazafyn - Goodreads
A very good collection of factual data, unfortunately mixed with a rather Ottoman centric opinion and biased writing. Glossing over atrocities and defeats while glorifying minor victories. I would not ... Read full review