Osman's Dream : The Story of the Ottoman Empire 1300-1923, Paperback

Osman's Dream : The Story of the Ottoman Empire 1300-1923 Paperback

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The Ottoman chronicles recount that the first sultan, Osman, dreamt of the dynasty he would found - a tree, fully-formed, emerged from his navel, symbolising the vigour of his successors and the extent of their domains. This is the first book to tell the full story of the Ottoman dynasty that for six centuries held sway over territories stretching, at their greatest, from Hungary to the Persian Gulf, and from North Africa to the Caucasus. Understanding the realization of Osman's vision is essential for anyone who seeks to understand the modern world.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 720 pages, 2 x 8pp b&w illustrations and six maps
  • Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: historical, political & military
  • ISBN: 9780719561122



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I have been reading this excellent book for the past month.Informative, unbiased, well-researched and almost scholarly.Highly recommended for anyone interested in the facts behind the rise of the Ottoman Empire, the events that shaped its prominence and the reasons of its collapsed.

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