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 - Goodreads
Excellent, nuanced, and uber-topical look at the Ottomans. A pleasure to read, though a combination of factors makes it feel like a slog at times. Would have enjoyed more detail on the culture outside ... Read full review
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IT'S MOASTLY BOARING SHIT ABOUT BATTLES. Read full review