The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars, And Caliphs
- Global History, European History
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An epic history of a eclectic empire
The Ottoman Empire has long been depicted as the Islamic, Asian antithesis of the Christian, European West. But the Ottomans’ multiethnic, multilingual, and multireligious domain reached deep into Europe’s heart.
Recounting the Ottomans’ rise from a frontier principality to a world empire, historian Marc David Baer traces their debts to their Turkish, Mongolian, Islamic, and Byzantine heritage. The Ottomans pioneered religious toleration even as they used religious conversion to integrate conquered peoples. But in the nineteenth century, they embraced exclusivity, leading to ethnic cleansing, genocide, and the empire’s demise.
The Ottomans vividly reveals the dynasty’s full history and its enduring impact on Europe and the world.
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|Release Date:||October 5, 2021|