Jan 28, 2020
The Ottoman Empire 1326–1699
Posted by Stephen Turnbull Stephen Tumbull

The Ottoman Empire and its conflicts provide one of the longest continuous narratives in military history Its rulers were never overthrown by a foreign power and no usurper succeeded in taking the throne At its height under the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Empire became the most powerful state in the world a multi national, multilingual empire that stretchedThe Ottoman Empire and its conflicts provide one of the longest continuous narratives in military history Its rulers were never overthrown by a foreign power and no usurper succeeded in taking the throne At its height under the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Empire became the most powerful state in the world a multi national, multilingual empire that stretched from Vienna to the upper Arab peninsula With Suleiman s death began the gradual decline to the Treaty of Karlowitz in 1699 in which the Ottoman Empire lost much of its European territory This volume covers the main campaigns and the part played by such elite troops as the Janissaries and the Sipahis, as well as exploring the social and economic impact of the conquests.

  • Title: The Ottoman Empire 1326–1699
  • Author: Stephen Turnbull Stephen Tumbull
  • ISBN: 9781841765693
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Ottoman Empire The Ottoman Empire and its conflicts provide one of the longest continuous narratives in military history Its rulers were never overthrown by a foreign power and no usurper succeeded in taking the thr

    A.L. Sowards

    About what you d expect from a book that covers almost 400 years of history in only 100 pages A useful overview without a lot of depth.


    Sean Chick

    This work offers a solid and fair narrative of the period of Ottoman power The Turks seemed as capable of winning stunning victories as they were of suffering major defeats even in their heyday The important but long overrated Christian victories at Vienna, Malta, and Lepanto are put into proper prescriptive These battles did not save the west from Turkish dominance Lepanto did not even save Cyprus but they did limit Turkish expansion A detailed review of the Turkish military system would have [...]


    Jeremy Perron

    The Ottoman Empire was the strength of the east for centuries This was the empire the conquered Constantinople, which as a consequence wiped the last trace to the ancient Roman Empire off the face of the Earth The Ottoman Empire at its height was one of the most powerful civilizations in the world However, it went through a long dying period where it was the sick man of Europe that finally ended when the empire was dissolved after World War I.This book by Stephen Turnbull deals with Ottoman Empi [...]


    Sara-Ellen

    This was mostly dry battles with a nugget or two of insight thrown in but was a short place to start on learning the history of the Middle East.


    Ben Pashkoff

    good overview for that period.


    John

    Visited Turkey This was useful.



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