Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
by Goodwin, Jason
Henry Holt, 1999 2018-01-04. 5th Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 5th printing. Light rubbing to rear jacket. 1999 Hard Cover. Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, in three centuries it advanced from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at the Empire's height, Indian rajahs and the kings of France beseeched its aid. For the next three hundred years the Empire seemed ready to collapse, a prodigy of survival and decay. Early in the twentieth century it fell. In this dazzling evocation of its power, Jason Goodwin explores how the Ottomans rose and how, against all odds, they lingered on. In the process he unfolds a sequence of mysteries, triumphs, treasures, and terrors unknown to most American readers. (Inventory #: 2194829)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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