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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Ottoman Centuries by Kinross, Lord

Ottoman Centuries By Kinross, Lord. At the end the author provides knross with a great epilogue for his book and this history and state.

Suleimen the Magnificent is dynamic, proactive, and inspiring. Dec 08, Jean Bonilla rated it it was ok.

Aug 13, Steve rated it really liked it. Masterful and all-encompassing yet boring to read. Good history of the Ottoman Empire It is instead a solid bedrock to lay the foundation for other works, such as The Ottoman Age of Exploration. Yes, there are maps, but they are inadequate and poorly aligned with the battles and movements in the text.

Thus, while I can definitely attest to its readability, I can’t be sure of its accuracy. Centuries later, from this new homeland arose a succession of Sultans powerful enough to not only build an expanding empire of warriors, scholars, governors and landowners throughout Asia, Europe and parts of the Middle East and Africa, but to keep neighboring Christians to the West in near-constant fear.

Furthermore, he makes it easy for the reader to understand the way the Ottoman empire started and ended but, there are some facts that are not pin point nor are they true, and other issues that are not stated. That said, given the scope of the subject matter some of the treatments seemed simplified and details were often sketchy. If so, do you still want to be in the contest. I was compelled to go in order to make some sense of my carpet collection 23 and counting and my attraction to the Middle East — but I found that it was unlike the Middle Eastern countries I have visited and intriguingly Eastern and European.


A glance at the Select Bibliography and it is a short list shows only English titles and a handful of French and German titles. The other book, although written with more flair and creativity, was too convoluted and confusing to I am very happy I stumbled on this book at a local Half-Price Books, despite it not being the exact book I wanted. What makes Biblio different? Other areas too are strangely neglecteddiscussion of the Turkish rule in North Africa and Asia is left out in favor of Europe.

The Ottoman Centuries by Lord Kinross [BOOK REVIEW]

The local substratum survived. The first Sultan was Osman, who ruled from about to and from whom the Ottoman Empire got its name. A history ,ord in ambitions, achievements, wonders, and tragedies.

It pays for itself with discounts at hotels, restaurants, and balloon companies. Very slight surface wear at bottom front tip, light wear to long spine edges.

Would love to read Ottoman Centuries! A clean and sound copy. Advanced Book Search Centurirs by Subject. In this definitive history of the Ottoman Empire, Lord Kinross, painstaking historian and superb writer, never loses sight of the larger issues, economic, political, and social. The building of the Suez Canal is mentioned only in passing. Books by John Patrick Douglas Balfour.

In the early 20th century as tensions heightened toward war, the weakened Ottoman Empire found its only ally in Germany, formerly Prussia, which in the past had helped to train Ottoman soldiers. Book in excellent condition – light spine creases, original store label on back cover, otherwise lightest shelf and edge wear only. Crowe No preview available – Oct 05, Ramez rated it really liked it. The Ottoman Empire lasted a shade over six centuries, and Lord Kinross covers its history in a bit over pages.


Selim III introduced major reforms that included open exchanges with the West and internal policies that once again united the Empire through the elimination of corruption and inefficiency.

The Ottoman Centuries

No eBook available Amazon. Sign In Register Help Cart. There is a lot here to keep readers interested.

The combination works well, as the personalities of this long line of absolute rulers were imprinted on the empire, and the connections to Europe — much greater than I had known — ground the narrative for a Western reader. For anyone who wants to get a good overview of the Ottoman Empire without getting bogged down too much, I would highly recommend they grab this book and set aside some time.

Kibross given the continued importance of the Middle East and Islamic states in the modern world, a better understanding of their roots can only be a positive, as for example, the power of Islamic fundamentalism kinroxs an integral part of even this very powerful empire throughout its existence. However, certain caveats must be mentioned. This is cfnturies Good Solid Book.

Except for a couple of armies to confront the Persians once in a while or European army running around in Egypt, there was much focus on the Middle Eastern section of the Ottoman Empire. Kinross inserts few dates to lotd the reader, otoman I could have used some more enlightening in this direction.

Harper CollinsAug 1, – History – pages. Despite the brief marriage, Lord Kinross was homosexual. 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.