Once stretching from Vienna in the north to Iraq and Yemen in the south, the Ottoman Empire has played an integral role in the history of Eurasia and the Middle East. The dynamics and complexity of the present day Middle East and Balkans cannot be understood without an examination of the history of the Ottoman Empire that ruled these regions for centuries. Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire provides a thorough overview of the history and civilization of the Ottomans, with more than 400 A to Z entries focusing on major events, personalities, institutions, and terms. With signed articles by experts in the field, this comprehensive one volume resource also includes essential information regarding imperialism and the emerging Balkan, Arab, and Turkish nationalism; the demise of the empire; and Ottoman legacy in the Balkans and the Middle East. Further readings, approximately 85 black and white photographs and maps, cross references, a chronology, glossary, bibliography, and an index complement the text and give readers an in depth understanding of the broad and fascinating history of the Ottoman Empire.
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