It is far too general to be of much use to a specialist.
Finkel's book is OK but sometimes seems to be just a calander of events in narrative form, whereas Lord Kinross's book has more deatil on the personalities involvied.
If you wish to know much more about the details of the Ottoman Empire and love history, then I highly recommend this work.
It was incredibly readable. A must for anyone who has been or is going to Istanbul.Published 4 months ago by Momo
Very detailed.covers successive phases of the rise and fall of the Ottoman EmpirePublished 4 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 5 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 10 months ago by xyz
Excellent research based, thorough history of O.Empire. Although as a Turk I studied it at high school for 6 consecutive years, I learned many new aspects from it and in an... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Hal