Osman's Dream: The Story of the Ottoman Empire 1300-1923

  title={Osman's Dream: The Story of the Ottoman Empire 1300-1923},
  author={C. Finkel},
The Ottoman chronicles recount that the first sultan, Osman, dreamt of the dynasty he would found -- a tree, fully-formed, emerged from his navel, symbolising the vigour of his successors and the extent of their domains. This is the first book to bring the full story of the Ottoman dynasty -- and its empire and peoples -- to a broader readership.Osman's descendants combined the resourcefulness of their nomadic origins with the imperial world-view of conquered Byzantium. The result was a multi… Expand
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