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The Resource Lords of the horizons : a history of the Ottoman Empire, Jason Goodwin

Lords of the horizons : a history of the Ottoman Empire, Jason Goodwin

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Lords of the horizons : a history of the Ottoman Empire
Title
Lords of the horizons
Title remainder
a history of the Ottoman Empire
Statement of responsibility
Jason Goodwin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, in three centuries it advanced from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at the Empire's height, Indian rajahs and the kings of France beseeched its aid. For the next three hundred years the Empire seemed ready to collapse, a prodigy of survival and decay. Early in the twentieth century it fell. In this dazzling evocation of its power, Jason Goodwin explores how the Ottomans rose and how, against all odds, they lingered on. In the process he unfolds a sequence of mysteries, triumphs, treasures, and terrors unknown to most American readers. This was a place where pillows spoke and birds were fed in the snow; where time itself unfolded at a different rate and clocks were banned; where sounds were different, and even the hyacinths too strong to sniff. Dramatic and passionate, comic and gruesome, Lords of the Horizons is a history, a travel book, and a vision of a lost world all in one
Summary
An evocation of the lost world of the Ottoman Empire traces the rise of the Turks, showing their early world dominance, which touched Europe, Africa, and India, and exploring the Empire's long degeneration and fall
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1999
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
157661
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goodwin, Jason
Dewey number
956.1/015
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DR486
LC item number
.G66 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Turkey
Target audience
adult
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a history of the Ottoman Empire
Label
Lords of the horizons : a history of the Ottoman Empire, Jason Goodwin
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Publication
Note
"A John Macrae book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-[342]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xv, 351 pages
Isbn
9780805040814
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98041601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
39875161
Label
Lords of the horizons : a history of the Ottoman Empire, Jason Goodwin
Publication
Note
"A John Macrae book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-[342]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xv, 351 pages
Isbn
9780805040814
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98041601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
39875161

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