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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 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 24 days 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 4 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 8 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 10 months ago by Mark Indiveri
Bought this to go with my new couch for a coffee table/foot rest. Uncomfortable foot rest, decent table. Overall a little small for my taste. Will be returning.Published 12 months ago by Jackson
Not a page turning beach read, but still very readable and informative comprehensive overview of the Ottoman Empire. Well worth the time.Published on August 22, 2011 by Edopinion
I recommend this book only for a very specific audience: the educated layperson who for some reason or another becomes aware of a giant gap in his or her knowledge of the Ottoman... Read morePublished on January 20, 2010 by James Allen
In the book, you will find the map of the Ottoman Empire in 16th century. However, just right up the Mesopotamia, its written KURDISTAN and ARMENIA. Read morePublished on January 6, 2009 by B. Sahmali