Non-Fiction Books:

The Ottoman Empire

1300-1600

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The Ottoman Empire by Halil Inalcik
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Born as a military frontier principality at the turn of the Fourteenth century, Turkey developed into the dominant force in Anatolia and the Balkans, growing to become the most powerful Islamic state after 1517 when it incorporated the old Arab lands. This distinctively Eastern culture, with all its detail and intricacies, is explored here by a pre-eminent scholar of Turkish history. He gives a striking picture of the prominence of religion and warfare in everyday life as well as the traditions of statecraft, administration, social values, financial and land policies. The definitive account, this is an indispensable companion to anyone with an interest in Islam, Turkey and the Balkans.

Author Biography

Halil Inalcik is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago. Born in Istanbul, he was a Professor of Ottoman History at the University of Ankara from 1952 until 1972. He then joined the University of Chicago where he taught until his retirement in 1986. He is currently Professor of Ottoman History at Bilknet University in Ankara.
Release date NZ
December 7th, 2000
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 Maps
Imprint
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages
272
Dimensions
156x235x30
ISBN-13
9781842124420
Product ID
1647713

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