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Osman's dream : the story of the Ottoman Empire 1300-1923

Author: Caroline Finkel
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The enthralling story of a dynamic empire whose impact is felt to this day

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Named Person: ʻUthmān ibn ʻAffān, Caliph; ʻUthmān ibn ʻAffān, Caliph
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Finkel
ISBN: 0719561124 9780719561122
OCLC Number: 65203332
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: xix, 674 p. : ill., maps, port. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Illustrations --
Acknowledgements --
Preface --
A note on spelling, names, maps and quotations --
A guide to Ottoman titles --
Maps --
1. First among equals --
2. A dynasty divided --
3. An imperial vision --
4. Sultan of the faithful --
5. Possessor of the kingdoms of the world --
6. The sedentary sultan --
7. Government by faction --
8. Revenge of the pashas --
9. Rule of the grandees --
10. The empire unravels --
11. The perils of insouciance --
12. The power of the provinces --
13. From the 'New Order' to the 'Re-ordering' --
14. A crisis of identity --
15. The Islamic empire --
16. The storm before the calm --
Sultans of the Ottoman Empire --
Chronology --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index
Responsibility: Caroline Finkel.

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'An absorbing, monumental story ... a reliable, authoritative account ... a balanced assessment of the Ottomans ... a marvellous achievement, which deserves to provoke widespread debate' Jerry Read more...

 
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