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Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire (Paperback)
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Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 04/03/1999
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'Perhaps the most readable history ever written' Time Out

Lords of the Horizons
charts the Ottoman Empire's swirling epic history; dramatic - detailed and alive - a journey, and a world all in one.

The Ottoman Empire has long exerted a strong pull on Western minds and hearts. For over six hundred years the Empire swelled and declined; rising from a dusty fiefdom in the foothills of Anatolia to a power which ruled over the Danube and the Euphrates with the richest court in Europe. But its decline was prodigious, protracted, and total.

'A fascinating read...a perfect companion for anyone who visits Turkey and wants to make sense of it' The Times

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099994008
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A fascinating read... a perfect companion for anyone who visits Turkey and wants to make sense of it and those countries it once ruled' * The Times *
As plush as a Turkish carpet... Godwin weaves together the threads of barbarism and civilisation with dazzling panache -- Piers Brendon * Mail on Sunday *
So rich, so detailed and so astonishing as to be a book of wonders in itself -- Jan Morris * Independent *
Perhaps the most readable history ever written on anything * Time Out *

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“Great Way to Read History”

I read this history of the Ottoman Empire as a result of a trip to Istanbul with its bewildering mixture of Asian and European culture, complex history of Greek, Roman,and Turkish rulers and impossibly exotic mixture... More

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