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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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
Osman's dream: the story of the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In the year 1300, Osman, a Muslim tribal leader in Asia Minor (the future Turkey), dreamed that he would found a great, centuries-spanning empire. Of course, he and his descendants fulfilled that ... Read full review