It is far too general to be of much use to a specialist.
It is a book I just couldn't help but put down; constantly returning to it with renewed hope that somehow a narrative would break through.
If you wish to know much more about the details of the Ottoman Empire and love history, then I highly recommend this work.
I started into the book expecting a reasonably abbreviated summary of this period in our history (world history). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Arthur Worster
It was incredibly readable. A must for anyone who has been or is going to Istanbul.Published 6 months ago by Momo
Very detailed.covers successive phases of the rise and fall of the Ottoman EmpirePublished 6 months ago by riddhi ray
The book is a history of the Ottoman Empire and the countries involved. It is very informative and went into detail of the countries involved.Published 7 months ago by Sandy Daponde
Having little real knowledge of the Ottoman Empire prior to reading this book, I found it generally quite fascinating - especially prior to our traveling to Turkey. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Chris and Sharon
Recent events in the Middle East have a history (or so I assumed). The book develops a broad and deep perspective on the events leading to the current upheavals. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Wade C. MACKEY
I have been reading about the Empires of the world (British, Prussian, German and Russian) prior to World War I. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Brooke
This is a detailed history of the Ottoman Empire. The amount of detail was great - perhaps greater than I expected. Read morePublished 11 months ago by xyz