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The Ottomans: The Greatest Empire

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What was the significance of the Ottoman Empire? What lessons can be drawn from the civilization that the ottomans created? What does the Ottoman Empire mean to us today? One of Turkey’s leading historians answers all of these questions in “Ottomans, The Re-Discovery“, a brilliant set of learned and engaging reflections on the everyday life, legacy and enduring relevance o ...more
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Published February 17th 2011 by Timas Yayin Grubu
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Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Definitely an intro into various aspects of the Ottomon Empire. I enjoyed some of the commentary into everyday Ottoman life and was able to grasp an idea of the cosmopolitan Ottoman identity. The idea that being Ottoman means you could have Turkish, Greek, Armanian, Albanian, Syrian and many other ethnicities in a well administered and stable (before it's final years) socio-economic environment.

The chapters on the great buildings and layout of Istanbul really do require extra resources to accom
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