Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire - Jason Goodwin

Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire

Jason Goodwin

Book Summary

Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, in three centuries it advanced from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at the Empires height, Indi