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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:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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 vigor 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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 pages : illustrations, maps, portrait ; 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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