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The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age 1300-1600

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A preeminent scholar of Turkish history vividly portrays 300 years of this distinctively Eastern culture as it grew from a military principality to the world's most powerful Islamic state. He paints a striking picture of the prominence of religion and warfare in everyday life, as well as the traditions of statecraft, administration, social values, financial, and land polic ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 31st 2001 by Phoenix (first published 1973)
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Yasin  Ilhan
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I can never get enough of The Ottoman empire. I would do anything to live through those days rather than today.
Doreen Petersen
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
Very insightful and interesting read on the Ottoman Empire. If you are interested in history you might want to check this book out.
Seyda Aylin Gurses
Jun 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
He is THE authority in the history of Ottoman Empire; his books are great sources for those who want to know more about Ottomans.
ألاء
للأسف لا يصلح كمقدمة لمعرفة الدولة العثمانية
لا يتخذ إتجاها إسلاميا في تفسير التاريخ
والتفسير نصف التاريخ بتغيره تكتسب ذات الأحداث
صورا مختلفة تماما
أيضا فهمه للإسلام ضعيف ومحدود جدا وإنزاله على الواقع
أشد ضعفا
مثال على هذا: ذكره بإنه لا يوجد في الإسلام واسطة بشرية
بين العبد وربه ثم في الجمله التالية مباشرة يذكر أنه مع هذا
كانت طبقة العلماء تمثل هذه الواسطة البشرية تماما كطبقة
رجال الدين في النصرانية
مثال آخر : الكاتب يذكر أن الشريعة كانت مطبقة لكن يتضح أن فهمه لمفهوم ال
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A. Sacit
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history
This book is about the first 300 years of the Ottoman Empire (The Classical Age 1300 -1600). The book is organized in an unusual way in that; a broad overview of the chronological events of the first 300 years of the Empire is given without going into too much detail (Part I). However, where this book really shines is in the treatment of the organization of the Ottoman State (Part II), Economic and Social Life (Part III), and finally, Religion and Culture (Part IV).
Inalcık explains that th
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Hajar Alobaid
Dec 27, 2013 rated it liked it
مرجع جيّد لتاريخ الدولة العثمانية،
يقع في ٣٧٦ صفحة و يحتوي على ١٩ فصل
من بدايات أصول الدولة العثمانية و مراحل تطورها من إمارة إلى امبراطوريّة و توطيدها و امتيازاتها ( اعتبارًا بأنها قوّة عالميّة ) إلى انحدار الدولة و بروز السلالة العثمانية و الوصول إلى العرش و في الفصول الأخيرة تناول المفهوم العثماني للدولة و النظام الطبقي و القانون السلطاني و القانون الديني و الإدارة المركزية و إدارة الولايات و نظام التيمار و التجارة الدولية في الدولة العثمانية و شبكات الطرق و تحدث عن انتصار التعصب و الثقافة ا
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Tuncay Özdemir
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, history
Kitabın 56 ve 57 sayfasında üç paragraflık bir "Osmanlı neden yıkıldı"yı açıklayan bir özet var ki sırf bunun için bile bu kitap okunmalıdır. Bu kadar kısa bir içerik, bu kadar dolu bir anlatım. Bunu yapmak için ancak Halil İnalcık olmalısınız.

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Vuk Samčević
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very interesting and well written.
Andrew
Halil Inalcik has written an interesting, if basic, history on the Ottoman Empire. The book is broken up into four parts, being an outline on Ottoman History, the inner workings of the state, the economic and social realities within the Empire and the intricacies of Ottoman religious and cultural practices. These three parts provide an adequate, if brief, understanding of how historians think the Ottoman Empire functioned. This book is fairly short, but provides interesting details on this once ...more
Abdulrahman
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Prof. Halil did an amazing job with this book. Walking throughout the life of the Ottoman empire while exposing the political, social, economical and commercial aspects of the 800 years empire. The book is full of informative and interesting facts, mentioned in an objective way. The sources are well recorded and the transition between chapters is well-structured.
Muhamed Sewidan
كتاب جيد لاى شخص بيميل لجانب التخصص من الدين عشان يعرف ازاى كان نظام الحكم وكل شىء عن الدولة العباسية بس للاسف مش ممتع لاغلب الناس على ما اظن لان الكاتب ولا المؤلف موضحوش قصدهم بالمسميات التركية الصعبة دى للمناصب ولا للمدن, ع الاقل كان المفروض يحط المدينة دى حاليا فين واسمها بقا ايه
كمان كان نفسي يبقا فيه صور لتوسع الدولة فى عصر كل سلطان وكمان يكون كل فصل ماسك حقبة زمنية معينة
طارق
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
مدخل ممتاز لتاريخ الدولة العثمانية بكافة مجالاتها.

اخترت متعمدا ألا اقرأ لكتب التاريخ التقليدية - المحسوبة على الدين - نظرا لافتقار الكثير منها للموضوعية والمنطق.

الامبراطورية العثمانية دولة حدودية نشأت على الأطراف فتوسعت واتخذت من الجهاد راية لها. وأصبحت فيما بعد دولة عظمى يحسب لها العالم أجمع ألف حساب

تختصر هذه العبارة العظمة التي وصل إليها العثمانيون:

أنا عبدالله وسلطان هذا العالم, ورأس ملة المسلمين بفضل الله علي. قدرة الله والسنة المعظمة لمحمد هي ا
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Siddiq Husainy
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The history of Ottoman Empire as an Islamic Caliphate has always been recounted numerous times. However, personally I feel most times the stories told did not do just to the history when only a small part of the history is being told and more often than not, only a biased account is being told.

Halil Inalcik divides the book in a few sections. He started by giving the chronology of the Ottoman Empire, beginning in the 13th century when the Tartar army invaded Baghdad. He then touches on every as
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إيمان عبد المنعم
كتاب جيد كبداية في قراءة تاريخ الدولة العثمانية لكن كثرة تفاصيله وعدم تقسيمه لفترات تاريخية محددة دفعاني للملل ...
Natali
Dec 25, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in history
I loved this book. It was very well organized and conversational. A great way to prepare for a trip to Turkey.
Ekin Deniz Aksu
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
This book easily matched my expectations and provided me with valuable insight. The best chapters are those on Ottoman decline, succession, central government and provincial government. I found the later chapters on religion and science somewhat boring.

Recommended for casual readers as an introduction to Ottoman institutions. Low number of citations might make it unappealing to academics.

Pros
-Short summary of Ottoman political history in the beginning
-Easy-to-
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Ukpharos
Bir sınır beyliğiyken İslam dünyasının en güçlü devletine dönüştü Osmanlı İmparatoruğu. XVII. yüzyılda Avrupa'dan yana dönen dengeyle birlikte 1920'lere dek süren Batı bağımlılığı başladı. Kuşku yok ki bu serüvenin en görkemli dönemi 1300 ve 1600 yılları arasındaki Klâsik Çağ oldu. Yaşayan en büyük Osmanlı tarihçisi Halil İnalcık, 1973'te ilk kez İngilizce yayımlanışının ardından çevrildiği tüm dünya dillerinde geniş yankılar uyandıran bu incelemede, benzersiz bir dönemin olası en bütüncül ve en ...more
Hessa AlAtawi
Oct 03, 2017 rated it liked it
I started reading this book a year ago expecting it to follow the British or American style in writing history. Unfortunately, the book is similar to most Arabic history books. The first chapters are divided based on periods while the following chapters focus on areas like commerce, agriculture, education and so forth. Even though I found the style of the book as well as the printing features difficult to follow, I was shocked to know how complicated & well - organized the different systems ...more
Kurtuluş Özyol
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Deceased Halil Inalcık was the most informed historian about Ottoman Empire to ever live. Although he is a Turkish historian, you don't have to worry about translation since he published the book in English.

If you want to have a grip on Ottoman Empire and history of Turkey, you don't need to appeal to anyone else but Halil Inalcık.

Must read book about Ottoman Empire.
Mustafa Maher Tawfik
كتاب جميل , فيه دراسة للتاريخ العثماني من كافة الجوانب , السياسية و العلمية و الإجتماعية و الأقتصادية , هكذا يجب أن يدرس التاريخ لأن كل تغير في جانب يؤثر في الباقيين و قد أفلح الكاتب في الربط فيما بينهم و لكن يعيب الكتاب انه ممل قليل لأنه أكاديمي جدا كما يعيبه ذكر التواريخ بالميلادي مما أثر علي ربط الأحداث قليلا
Cgcang
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
In many ways this is the quintessential source on Ottoman history. Perfect for beginners such as myself and also very useful for more advanced researchers or experts. I'm glad to have read it.
Yusuf Parlayan
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anlattığı dönemi tüm taraflarıyla ele alan, dili sade anlatımı etkili bir eser.
DreamDjinn
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, study
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Onur Avcı
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Osmalı İmparatorluğunu kısım kısım ele alarak her dönemi gerektiği kadar derinlemesine inceleyen tarafsız muhteşem bir eser. Okullarda Osmalı Tarihi diye okutulacak ders kitabı.
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Jamal Alsawalhi
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
دراسة التاريخ (ليس مجرد قراءته) اساسية لفهم الحاضر و استشراف المستقبل. البحث عن كتاب يسرد بموضوعية و دون انحياز الحقبة الكبيرة للدولة العثمانية (القرن 14 الى القرن 19) لم يكن سهلا. فهنالك عدة كتب عن هذا الموضوع, و لكن يعيب معظمها اقحام الكاتب لرأيه الشخصي أو توجهه الديني في مختلف الأحداث, مما يؤدي الى فقدان الثقة و الاهتمام بما هو مكتوب.
اعجبني كتاب المؤرخ التركي "خليل إينالجك" عن الدولة العثمانية, لانه يقف على حياد, رغم كون الكاتب تركي الجنسية. مما يميز الكتاب انه يتضمن معلومات كثيرة عن مختلف ج
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Jovi Ene
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un tom masiv, al unui reputat istoric turc, despre epoca clasică a Imperiului Otoman (1300-1600).
Ce este foarte interesant aici este că autorul trece rapid peste cronologia propriu-zisă, pe care o lasă altor studii, pentru a detalia societatea otomană propriu-zisă, de la aristocrație la țărănime și robi, de la legislație la religie și fanatismul religios, de la rutele comerciale, comerțul internațional și rețeaua de drumului.
O societate foarte complexă, dezvoltată, aflată între Occid
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Omar Alshaker
Dec 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
الكاتب تركي نعم، لكن حقيقة لم ألمس أي تحيز. قرأت الكتاب بكل اهتمام وتركيز. كنت أظن الدولة العثمانية لا تختلف كثيرا عن الفارسية، لكني كنت مخطئاً جداً فالعثمانيون أطور وأذكى بأشواط من الفرس. هذا لا يعني أني أحترمهم فلم يمر عقد بدون مذبحة على يدهم. بالرغم من ذلك لم أستطع إلا أن أشعر بالحزن عند تهاوي الدولة. امبراطورية عظيمة بحق. والأهم أني تأكدت أن تاريخ الأمم مُشكّل وقالب مهم لأبناءها. فتلمس بعض طباع العثمانيين اليوم في تركيا، وخاصة الجنوب. أنصح بالكتاب بشدة، لكنه يصلح كمصدر دراسي أكثر منه ككتاب ت ...more
Aasem Bakhshi
Apr 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, religion, owned
It is an achievement to compress so much knowledge in so few pages while being critical and avoiding final conclusive judgements. Obviously, the book lacked in details but it was just meant to provide the reader with enough directions of Ottoman history and society to read further. I especially liked last sections on religion and society and the brief analysis regarding reasons of Ottoman decline and rise of fanaticism.
Redsteve
It's got a good bit of information, but, man!, is it dry. Also, I'm not wild about the way it's organized: each section covers the whole period (founding through the beginning of the 17th Century) in chronological order, then the next section starts over again. This probably works well if you're looking at how the institutions of the empire developed, but makes it hard to get a picture it as a whole at any particular time.
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He was born in Istanbul to a Crimean Tatar family, which left Crimea for Constantinople in 1905. His birthday is unknown but İnalcık chose 26 May 1916 for his birthday. He attended Balıkesir Teacher Training School, and then Ankara University, Faculty of Language, History and Geography, Department of History where he graduated from in 1940. He completed his PhD in 1943 in the same department. His ...more