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It is with this type of reader that I give this 5 stars.
He also discusses how churches were converted to mosques constantly following conquests but apparently, that doesn't fall within the realm of forcible conversion.
The author makes this very difficult task of history telling into a very readable tome of only 630+ pages.
This is a Great book on a very complex and vast subject. Lord Kinross writes a book that is deep yet easy to read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Juan Pablo Nicholls
This is a complex history and must be read slowly. Nice black and white plates, which I enjoyed. Actually, I'm still reading it and will for a while.Published 5 months ago by Constance Feathers
This book covers 700 years of history in about 700 pages. It is no small account, but it covers the whole history of the Ottoman Empire. A 5 star read!!Published 8 months ago by Phil Historian
Though not a quick read - the book is over 600 pages - this encyclopedic history of the Ottoman empire reflects masterful organization of a (literally) byzantine mass of historical... Read morePublished 12 months ago by D. McNally
I like this book because I like the history of Turkey, from prehistory on, because, in my opinion, no other geographical region -- India, Egypt, and China included -- has... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Larry N. Stout
I'm no history expert, but this book is readable and had the info I needed. My wife is Turkish so it was good for me to learn something of her ancestors.Published 18 months ago by Mark Indiveri