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Suleiman the Magnificent - Sultan of the East

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 15th 2007 by Luce Press (first published 1951)
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Dec 29, 2014 Ugur rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Harold Lamb’ın Muhteşem Süleyman Kanuni isimli kitabı Osmanlı’yı bir Avrupalı bakış açısından okumak için çok faydalı. Genel olarak tarih kitaplarında olan bir tarafa göre kitap yazma sıkıntısını engellemek için farklı kaynakların kitaplarını okuyarak, yorum yapabilmek çok daha güzel geliyor bana. Bu kitabı da bu kategoriye sokabiliriz, genel kültür olarak bildiğim konulara farklı yorumlar getirmesi açısından iyi oldu. Dezavantajlarından bir tanesi eski tarihli bir kitap olduğu için o anki ...more
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Nov 04, 2014 Ubaid Talpur rated it liked it
it's wonderfully written as writer was with.King Suleiman though I red translation in Urdu so I apploused both writer & translater.
well that was about the book writer and translater if we go in the life of King Suleiman but as I'm not in favour of kings and kingdom so I wouldn't express more about his kingdom I'd only write he was change then other rulers of his time
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Nov 07, 2016 Scott Wozniak rated it really liked it
This is a brilliantly written biography--one of the best writing approaches to an ancient biography I've read. I knew almost nothing about Suleiman the Magnificent. And what little I had heard from other historical sources had misrepresented him (thinking he wanted to conquer Europe). So it was a truly enjoyable read.
Oct 08, 2011 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: readers of history
Recommended to Linda by: no one
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Jul 21, 2016 Nile rated it really liked it
An in depth look into the character and persona of the most prolific Ottoman ruler Sultan Suleiman.
The book tries to identify and cross reference the historic events and the possible reasons behind him. As a person he was of much broader perspective but his anger & trust in the wrong persons did not only damage himself but also the future of one of the most powerful empires. The book is very well written with specific details of customs, social norms and specific events of that time.
If you
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A historic monarch I was so eager to read about but was disappointed by the book. Interesting history, but the books wasn’t well written at all.
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Harold Albert Lamb was an American historian, screenwriter, short story writer, and novelist.

Born in Alpine, New Jersey, he attended Columbia University, where his interest in the peoples and history of Asia began. Lamb built a career with his writing from an early age. He got his start in the pulp magazines, quickly moving to the prestigious Adventure magazine, his primary fiction outlet for nine
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