Osman's Dream (Paperback)
  • Osman's Dream (Paperback)
zoom

Osman's Dream (Paperback)

(author)
£16.99
Paperback 720 Pages / Published: 29/06/2006
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

The Ottoman chronicles recount that the first sultan, Osman, dreamt of the dynasty he would found - a tree, fully-formed, emerged from his navel, symbolising the vigour of his successors and the extent of their domains.

This is the first book to tell the full story of the Ottoman dynasty that for six centuries held sway over territories stretching, at their greatest, from Hungary to the Persian Gulf, and from North Africa to the Caucasus.

Understanding the realization of Osman's vision is essential for anyone who seeks to understand the modern world.

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9780719561122
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 478 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 47 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'An absorbing, monumental story . . . a reliable, authoritative account . . . a balanced assessment of the Ottomans . . . a marvellous achievement, which deserves to provoke widespread debate' * Jerry Brotton, BBC History magazine *
A Turkish delight * Metro (London) *
'Splendidly written . . . Finkel's intimacy with the material makes this the most authoritative narrative history of the empire yet published . . . Detailed . . . Her narrative focuses on the dynamics of the imperial story . . . lively analysis' * Jason Goodwin, Literary Review *
'History written with a dynamic, modern feel and penetrating gaze' * Good Book Guide *
Instructive . . . A fine single-volume account of a long and at times complicated period . . . Finkel clearly loves her subject * The Tablet *
'The freshness of Finkel's history [is] striking. The secret, apart from an irresistible narrative style, is a generous openness to every aspect of Ottoman life and culture . . . What has often come across as an impossibly exotic procession of Viziers, Beys and Pashas is here brought vividly home to the reader' * Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman *
'Excellent' * The Times *

You may also be interested in...

Lily's Promise
Added to basket
£18.99   £16.99
Hardback
Odd Boy Out
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Victory in the Kitchen
Added to basket
The Complete MAUS
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
George III
Added to basket
£35.00   £31.99
Hardback
Black Spartacus
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
The Crew
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Hitler and Stalin
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Odd Boy Out
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Spymaster
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Moth and the Mountain
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Becoming
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Black Tudors
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
The Making of Oliver Cromwell
Added to basket
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.