Lords of the Horizons : A History of the Ottoman Empire Paperback
The Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds and hearts.
For over six hundred years the Empire swelled and declined; rising from a dusty fiefdom in the foothills of Anatolia to a power which ruled over the Danube and the Euphrates with the richest court in Europe.
But its decline was prodigious, protracted, and total.
Lords of the Horizons charts the Ottoman Empire's swirling history; dramatic, detailed and alive - a journey, and a world all in one.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/03/1999
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780099994008
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Review by herschelian
If you are going to visit Istanbul or Turkey, this is a great book to read first as it puts the culture very much into perspective.