The Ottoman Empire, 1300 1650: The Structure Of Power
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The Ottoman Empire, 1300 1650: The Structure Of Power

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This stimulating and ground-breaking book surveys the history of the Ottoman Empire from its obscure origins in the early 1300s, through its rise to the status of a world power and its struggles in the 17th century. Written in an accessible, narrative style, The Ottoman Empire examines the internal structure and politics of the Ottoman dynasty, revealing the growth and dev...more
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Published December 1st 2004 by Palgrave MacMillan (first published March 14th 1994)
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Kelly
Jan 21, 2014 Kelly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: students of Turkey, the Ottoman Empire, social history
This is a portrait of the building of an Empire, how its institutions came into being and how they changed over the course of three centuries. I was particularly struck by what a great job Imber did showing us the gradual centralization of power on the sultan. The sense of inevitable, dangerous, ambiguous isolation was just overwhelming as in chapter after chapter Imber leads us from obscure origins to splendid, thrice gated palaces full of people who can't remember what the outside world looks...more
Olethros
-¿Hubo otras Prusias? A veces lo parece-.

Género. Historia.

Lo que nos cuenta. Primero, la formación, desarrollo y cénit de la Sublime Puerta, breve y en orden estrictamente cronológico, y después la descripción de su estructuras de gobierno, justicia y militares, desde un punto de vista eminentemente organizativo y de administración.

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Tim
As well as a good general introduction to and overview of the subject, with distinct and easy to reference chapters on individual topics (the law, the army etc) this book has a lot of interesting detail that even readers quite versed in Ottoman history will be new to, especially the sections on the Ottoman campaigns against Iran in the late 16th and early 17th c., and the navy.

Succinct yet packed with detail, this book should be in the collection of anyone interested in Ottoman history.
Olethros
-¿Hubo otras Prusias? A veces lo parece-.

Género. Historia.

Lo que nos cuenta. Primero, la formación, desarrollo y cénit de la Sublime Puerta, breve y en orden estrictamente cronológico, y después la descripción de su estructuras de gobierno, justicia y militares, desde un punto de vista eminentemente organizativo y de administración.

¿Quiere saber más del libro, sin spoilers? Visite:

http://librosdeolethros.blogspot.com/...
Carrie
This book was assigned as a main textbook for a course I am taking on the Ottoman Empire. Overall it was quite interesting, but the chronology portion of the book (about the first 1/3) was really chunky and clunky, throwing names and dates everywhere without providing much context. The portions of the book following that, however, were fantastic and riddled with great details as well as the context to make sense of them.
Emrah Emir
Before I read this book in the summer of my penultimate year at university, I had a general but clouded understanding of Turkish history. This book broke me in to academically assessed and argued opinions regarding the focal years of Ottoman history. Most notably, it taught me that my own lineage descends from Turks who defied the Ottomans. Mind blowing.
Ruhat alp
Osmanlı kuruluşunu karadeliğe benzeten,bir anlamda Osmanlı Devleti'nin Kuruluş Dönemi yazılamaz diyen bir yazar.Gerekçesi; Osmanlı kuruluşuna dair eserlerin kuruluştan 100-150 sene sonra yazılması ve bu eserlerin destansı,menkıbevi metinler olması.iddialı bir tez.Belki biraz oryantalist...
Gail
i read this book as a study guide for a history group while studying the Ottoman empire. Fine for that purpose, but quite dull otherwise.
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Colin Imber was Reader in Turkish at the University of Manchester, UK until his recent retirement.
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