The Ottoman Centuries

The Ottoman Centuries

The Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire

Book - 1979
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The Ottoman Empire began in 1300 under the almost legendary Osman I, reached its apogee in the sixteenth century under Suleiman the Magnificent, whose forces threatened the gates of Vienna, and gradually diminished thereafter until Mehmed VI was sent into exile by Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk).

In this definitive history of the Ottoman Empire, Lord Kinross, painstaking historian and superb writer, never loses sight of the larger issues, economic, political, and social. At the same time he delineates his characters with obvious zest, displaying them in all their extravagance, audacity and, sometimes, ruthlessness.

Publisher: New York : Morrow, 1979, c1977
Edition: First Morrow Quill paperback ed
ISBN: 9780688080938
0688080936
Branch Call Number: 956.101 K624o 1979
Characteristics: 638 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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