A History of the Ottoman Empire to 1730
Chapters From The Cambridge History of Islam and The New Cambridge Modern HistoryBook - 1976
From the historian's perspective, the Ottomans in their heyday could claim a more absolute monarchy than any of the truly European empires, a more successful record in quelling rebellion and the rise of national settlement, and the development and maintenance of more effective lines of communication between the centre and outlying lands. The chapters in this book were each written by a specialist in Ottoman history, and in combination they trace the steps by which the empire built on its fourteenth-century beginnings to the high point of its European power. The emphasis throughout is on the internal history of the empire and its relations with non-European states as well as with Europe; it is no longer possible or desirable to write merely from the point of view of the Western powers.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976.
Characteristics: vii, 246 p. : maps ; 23 cm.