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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.

Author: Caroline Finkel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848547858

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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.

Osman s DreamOsman s Dream



Its reach extended to three continents and it survived for more than six centuries, but its history is too often colored by the memory of its bloody final throes on the battlefields of World War I. In this magisterial work-the first ...

Author: Caroline Finkel

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465023975

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The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest and most influential empires in world history. Its reach extended to three continents and it survived for more than six centuries, but its history is too often colored by the memory of its bloody final throes on the battlefields of World War I. In this magisterial work-the first definitive account written for the general reader-renowned scholar and journalist Caroline Finkel lucidly recounts the epic story of the Ottoman Empire from its origins in the thirteenth century through its destruction in the twentieth.

Encyclopedia of the Ottoman EmpireEncyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire



Şefik Peksevgen Further reading: Caroline Finkel, Osman's Dream: The Story of the Ottoman Empire, 1300–1923 (London: John Murray, 2005), 196–205; Baki Tezcan, “Searching for Osman: A Reassessment of the Deposition of the Ottoman Sultan ...

Author: Ga ́bor A ́goston

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438110257

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Presents a comprehensive A-to-Z reference to the empire that once encompassed large parts of the modern-day Middle East, North Africa, and southeastern Europe.

Under Osman s TreeUnder Osman s Tree



Preface: Osman's Tree The Ottoman Empire began under a tree. ... When Osman woke from his dream, he related it to the dervish in whose house he was staying, as it was from this man's breast that the moon in Osman's dream had originated.

Author: Alan Mikhail

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226638881

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Osman, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, had a dream in which a tree sprouted from his navel. As the tree grew, its shade covered the earth; as Osman’s empire grew, it, too, covered the earth. This is the most widely accepted foundation myth of the longest-lasting empire in the history of Islam, and offers a telling clue to its unique legacy. Underlying every aspect of the Ottoman Empire’s epic history—from its founding around 1300 to its end in the twentieth century—is its successful management of natural resources. Under Osman’s Tree analyzes this rich environmental history to understand the most remarkable qualities of the Ottoman Empire—its longevity, politics, economy, and society. The early modern Middle East was the world’s most crucial zone of connection and interaction. Accordingly, the Ottoman Empire’s many varied environments affected and were affected by global trade, climate, and disease. From down in the mud of Egypt’s canals to up in the treetops of Anatolia, Alan Mikhail tackles major aspects of the Middle East’s environmental history: natural resource management, climate, human and animal labor, energy, water control, disease, and politics. He also points to some of the ways in which the region’s dominant religious tradition, Islam, has understood and related to the natural world. Marrying environmental and Ottoman history, Under Osman’s Tree offers a bold new interpretation of the past five hundred years of Middle Eastern history.

Study and Teaching Guide for The History of the Renaissance WorldStudy and Teaching Guide for The History of the Renaissance World



Osman's dream was edging closer to reality. The boundaries of the Ottoman Empire crept ... EXAMPLE ANSWER: Osman had a dream of a great tree that cast a shadow over the whole world. On the leaves of the trees were sword blades and when ...

Author: Julia Kaziewicz

Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN: 9781945841019

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Turn Susan Wise Bauer's The History of the Renaissance World into a high-school history course. Susan Wise Bauer’s narrative world history series is widely used in advanced high school history classes, as well as by home educating parents. The Study and Teaching Guide, designed for use by both parents and teachers, provides a full high-school-level curriculum in late medieval-early Renaissance history. It includes: Study questions and answers Critical thinking assignments Map exercises Essay topics and instructor grading rubrics Teaching tips and explanations for answers The Study and Teaching Guide, designed by historian and teacher Julia Kaziewicz in cooperation with Susan Wise Bauer, makes The History of the Renaissance World even more accessible to educators and parents alike.

Fathers and SonsFathers and Sons



Finkel, Osman's Dream, 12–13. 10. Quataert, Ottoman Empire, 20–25; Finkel, Osman's Dream, 13–26. 11. Hitti, Historyofthe Arabs,715. 12. Ibid., Itisfrom Osman—in Arabic, 'Uthman—the dynasty took its name, which into English as Ottoman.

Author: M. McMillan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137297891

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This book traces the rise of the political dynasty in the Middle East and, in the process, provides the context for the current Arab uprising. The author shows that a father-to-son transfer of power has no basis in Islam, and yet the idea of dynastic power became entrenched in the Middle East.

The Ottoman EmpireThe Ottoman Empire



Finkel, Osman's Dream, 422. Ibid. Halil Inalcik, ''An Overview of the Ottoman History'' in The Great Ottoman Turkish Civilization, ed. Kemal ̧Ci ̧cek, 4 vols. (Ankara: 2000), 1:86. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52.

Author: Mehrdad Kia

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313344411

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The Ottoman Empire was one of the most powerful empires in history, known for its military prowess, multi-cultural make-up, and advances in art and architecture. Positioned at the crossroads of East and West, at its height it encompassed most of Southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. In existence from the late 13th century until 1922, the Ottoman legacy can still be felt today throughout the Balkans and the Arab world in the areas of politics, diplomacy, education, language, and religion. This comprehensive volume is a valuable addition to world history curricula and adds a level of historical understanding to the current conflicts within the Western and Islamic worlds.

Ruler Visibility and Popular Belonging in the Ottoman Empire 1808 1908Ruler Visibility and Popular Belonging in the Ottoman Empire 1808 1908



See also Finkel, Osman's Dream, p. 153. Not surprisingly, she entitled her chapter, which opens with Selim II, 'The k 1993, and Karateke, Padişah Sedentary ... On the traumatic events surrounding the deposition of Osman II (Genç Osman), ...

Author: Stephanov Darin N. Stephanov

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474441445

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This book argues that the periodic ceremonial intrusion into the everyday lives of people across the Ottoman Empire, which the annual royal birthday and accession-day celebrations constituted, had multiple, far-reaching and largely unexplored consequences. On the one hand, it brought ordinary subjects into symbolic contact with the monarch and forged lasting vertical ties of loyalty to him, irrespective of language, location, creed or class. On the other hand, the rounds of royal celebration played a key role in the creation of new types of horizontal ties and ethnic group consciousness that crystallized into national movements and, after the empire's demise, national monarchies.

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Caroline Finkel, Osman's Dream: The Story of the Ottoman Empire, 1300–1923 (2005, reprint, London: John Murray, 2006), p. 158. Finkel, Osman's Dream, p. 158. Brummett, Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery, p.

Author: Kaushik Roy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780938004

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A substantial amount of work has been carried out to explore the military systems of Western Europe during the early modern era, but the military trajectories of the Asian states have received relatively little attention. This study provides the first comparative study of the major Asian empires' military systems and explores the extent of the impact of West European military transition on the extra-European world. Kaushik Roy conducts a comparative analysis of the armies and navies of the large agrarian bureaucratic empires of Asia, focusing on the question of how far the Asian polities were able to integrate gunpowder weapons in their military systems. Military Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400-1750 offers important insights into the common patterns in war making across the region, and the impact of firearms and artillery.