Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire

TitleOsman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsFinkel C
Number of Pages674
PublisherBasic Books
ISBN Number978-0465023974
KeywordsEdirne, history, Ottoman
Abstract

The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest and most influential empires in world history. Its reach extended to three continents and it survived for more than six centuries, but its history is too often colored by the memory of its bloody final throes on the battlefields of World War I. In this magisterial work-the first definitive account written for the general reader-renowned scholar and journalist Caroline Finkel lucidly recounts the epic story of the Ottoman Empire from its origins in the thirteenth century through its destruction in the twentieth.