The Ottoman centuries: the rise and fall of the Turkish empire / Lord Kinross Summary: The Ottoman Empire began in under the almost legendary. The Ottoman Empire began in under the almost legendary Osman I, The Ottoman Centuries: The Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire Lord Kinross. The Ottoman Centuries: The Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire. Front Cover. Patrick Balfour Baron Kinross. Cape, – History Lord Kinross No preview.
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This is a well written and researched history book – assertions that is it like fiction or rhe like a soap opera suggested by a couple of other reviewers are simply wrong.
In this definitive hiistory of the Ottoman Empire, Lord Kinross, painstaking historian and superb writer, never loses sight of the larger issues, economic, political, and social.
A balance in perspective is important, and this book lacks it just a bit.
Lists with This Book. Find Rare Books Book Value. The Ottoman Empire began in 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. Makes a good sequel to John Julius Norwich’s Byzantium books. I gave it one star because it starts out well.
May 16, Dean Lombardo rated it it was amazing. First Choice Books Published: Read this book if you want to get to know and understand Reading ab This was a terrifically readable history in which Lord Hhe seamlessly switched back and forth between the individual characters and the overall picture. Here are no compilations of dry statistics, no detailed analyses of agricultural production or shipbuilding techniques to confound the layman.
The Ottoman Empire began in 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.
Author kinrlss also known as Lord Kinross. Nice bright tight clean copy. But if it comes out in English, let me know as I will want a copy for sure!
The rise of the Ottoman principality from between the other Turkmen principalities in Anatolia at the dawn of the fourteenth century and the birth of the Ottoman dynasty to last six centuries ending the book with final collapse of the empire at the start the twentieth century with the end of world war 1. Jul 24, Steven James rated it it was amazing Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Selim III introduced major reforms that included open exchanges with the West and internal policies that once again united the Empire through the elimination otroman corruption and inefficiency. I went to Turkey last May and fell in love with the country.
They did score wonders as they did raise the legendary unmatched walls of the great and mighty Centuires to the ground, re-establishing it as their new capital and Mehemed The Conquer as the new emperor of the glorious Byzantium.
Morrow Quill Paperbacks, The military history was lightweight but very interesting and grossly generalising portrayed the Turks as very handy during sieges but not quite so competent in open battle. Duke, your ability to review and promote books is astounding.
The Ottoman Centuries by Lord Kinross
Felt like it took me centuries to read, too Page 25 – Empire at the time of its decline, moreover within easy reach of the sea and the lands of Balkan Europe beyond it. At the same time he delineates his characters with obvious zest, displaying them in all their extravagance, audacity and, sometimes, ruthlessness.
What makes Biblio different? This is high-level history, so details are often sparse, but it does the job of outlining the course of the Ottoman state well. His prose is wonderfully smooth, his passage from one topic to tue next, fluid. To see the five winners of The Ottoman Centuries: He covers the ottlman wars, rebellions, and coups in clear, graphic prose and he concentrates on the administrative patterns of the different periods of the Empire, rightly praising the early network of Christian-born officials that brought the standard of government to a level far beyond anything pertaining in Europe at the timecreating such an atmosphere that for centuries, European peasants preferred to be ruled by the Ottomans than by their own, more grasping, unpredictable rulers.
The Ottoman Centuries by Lord Kinross [BOOK REVIEW]
This book was a plethora of information and I was able to learn a lot. And it was broken up by the forces of nationalism which came to fruition in the 19th Century, leading to the formation of nation states out of many of the portions under Ottoman control. Covers show mild wear, no tears. kinrosa
However, as I said before, with such a vast topic to cover, the author had to make some choices and I am just quibbling about them. I think the Turkish would still be a bit much for me. I can source a copy for you if you like. This would be a good centries for anyone interested in European or Middle Eastern history.
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