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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I went to Turkey last May and fell in love with the country. While it’s a survey-level book Kinross doesn’t spend too much time on any given topic, since he’s covering an enormous period ottomaj historythere are several insights into social and cultural history woven throughout a book that focuses on the politics and military aspects.

His prose is wonderfully smooth, his passage from one topic to the next, fluid. May 16, Dean Lombardo rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Harper Perennial, August More Posts in Books.

To ask other readers questions kijross The Ottoman Centuriesplease sign up. Though it seems like a history text book at times, it provides incisive insights into the rise and fall of an empire, which was possibly the grandest that we know of in the ottiman years.

Our favourite is a novella written by a dear friend of ours. Ottoman Centuries Lord Kinross Limited preview – I found the earlier parts of the Ottoman Empire more interesting, learning about how the first few Sultans were able to form their new dynasty. You can just borrow my copy of the book so you can start right away.


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. Ad Infinitum Books Condition: It will definitely help to have read both books. The local substratum survived. Having visited Capadocia a couple of times in the past few years, I have really enjoyed your insights into life there. Jul 24, Steven James rated it it was amazing Tje May 11, Rindis rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 05, Ramez rated it really liked it.

However, certain caveats must be mentioned. From and Osman I, Suleiman the Magnificent in rhe sixteenth century to Mehmed VI’s exile by Centurie – the spectacular rise and slow decline of a great empire. The Ottoman’s history, a history famous of its mystical and magical atmosphere, the kind you feel reading thousand nights and night.

Ottoman Centuries

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This really brought to life the Ottomans, who were much more ,ord historically than I had realised. Thanks to Lord Kinross, I now have some familiarity with an important time and place in our collective history, a portion of history merely touched upon in U.

So, by the 10th sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent, the Empire stretched across Asia, Africa, and Europe, and in Talk about a subject in which I was not versed. Despite being a Scotsman, Lord Kinross has written a very balanced and readable Ottoman history. It pays for itself with discounts at hotels, restaurants, and balloon companies. This is a well written and researched history book – assertions that is it like fiction or reads like a soap opera suggested by a couple of other reviewers are simply wrong.


The Ottoman Centuries by John Patrick Douglas Balfour

Thus, while I can definitely attest to its readability, I can’t be sure of its accuracy. Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBabele Published: The author refers to the Sultan’s sex slave prison as a harem finally closed in the early 20th century and he glosses over the slaughter of millions of Armenians in the early ‘s.

The Ottomans had ambitions to rule the world and they did bring these ambitions to realisation by the iron will and unchallenged discipline of their mighty armies that planted fear throughout the hearts of Europe as well as setting an early example to how modern war fair and tactics should be and fu The Ottoman’s history, a history famous of its mystical and magical atmosphere, the kind you feel reading thousand nights and night.

Who ever heard of Konya or Bursa? No names, clean text. Sign In Register Help Cart. That’s more or less what the blurb boasted and it is exactly what the book delivered.

Ottoman Centuries by Kinross, Lord

It is a long look at an admired subject, al The Ottoman Empire lasted a shade over six centuries, and Lord Kinross covers its history in a bit over pages. Page 18 – to be replaced later on by an Islamic one. Bij tij en ontij Published: This is a Good Solid Book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Harper Collins- Turkey – pages.