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The Ottomans: Dissolving Images The Ottomans Elude Us, As Mysterious Now As They Have Been For Four And A Half Centuries Were They The Bloodthirsty Savages Of One Legend, Spitting Babies On Their Swords, And Enslaving All Who Crossed Their Path Or Were They Sybarites, With An Eye Only For A Fine Silk Robe, A Unique Black Tulip, A Beautiful Circassian The Ottomans Were All And None Of These In This Book The Author Teases Out Those Qualities Which Were Uniquely Ottoman Not Turkish, Not Middle Eastern, Nor Even A Shadowy Echo Of The West For The Ottomans, Born Warriors From The Steppes Of Central Asia, Became A Unique Urban Culture, The Successors Of Rome In A Political Sense But Quite Unlike Any Culture Before Or Since Yet It Is Wrong To Talk Of The Ottomans In The Past Tense, For Their Legacy Is Alive In The Middle East And In Parts Of Europe To This Day And No Country Has To Live In So Ambivalent A Relationship To Its Ottoman Past As Turkey Itself The Great British, Russian, German And Austro Hungarian Empires Are Gone For Long They Despised The Ottomans, The Sick Man Of Europe And Yet The Ottomans Outlasted All Of Them And Today, The Pervasive Influence Of The Ottoman Style Is Still Present Throughout The Middle East Four Hundred Years Of A Culture Cannot Be Extinguished At The Stroke Of A Pen Or Some Notional Redrawing Of Boundaries On The Map This Book Focuses On The Inner Life Of The Ottoman World As Seen Through Western Eyes It Asks How It Was That The Ottoman Way Flourished And Survived Over So Many Centuries, Even As The Imperial Power Crumbled, And Suggests That Being An Ottoman Is An Attitude Of Mind For Than Ten Years Andrew Wheatcroft Has Been Collecting And Interpretingevidence From The Old Empire Much Of His Work Has Been With The Subject Peoples Of The Ottomans, So He Sees Less The Sick Man Of Europe , So Prevalent In Western Accounts, And The Terrible Turk , Which Was The Experience Of Muslims And Christians Alike He Now Seeks To Repres


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10 thoughts on “The Ottomans: Dissolving Images

  1. says:

    Beautiful trees, but not the forestAndrew Wheatcroft opens his book by saying that he does not wish to write a full blown history of the Ottoman Empire, as these already exist, mentioning Lord Kinross book The Ottoman Centuries as an example Indeed that is a first class history Rather, Wheatcroft continues, he wants to write


  2. says:

    IMHO, best chapter was the first conquest of Constantinople


  3. says:

    In attempting to do two things, give a detailed look at selected particulars of Ottoman history and engage in moral judgment, Andrew Wheatcroft is successful at the first but a failure at the second His glimpses of selected historical events, such as the fall of Constantinople and the dissolution of the Janissaries, provide thorough surveys


  4. says:

    The structure of this book is topical, compared to the usual chronological nature of some others I read It touches on the many aspect of Ottoman culture, and largely aims to explain the distorted images often associated to the Ottomans though his style is very much open to cynicism Being a mere 250 pages the rest are notes and illustration , it does n


  5. says:

    I thought this book was good for getting a general idea about the history of the Ottoman Empire however, I thought that it could have been improved with better organization The book follows thematic chapters that are mostly chronological but not always This made it difficult for me to follow the stream of Ottoman history and to see the overarching themes in th


  6. says:

    This is an excellent book that outlines the military history of the Ottoman Empire and also analyses European attitudes to the Ottomans There was too much military detail for me to be honest, but it is always readable and fa...


  7. says:

    This book was well written and set a steady pace that I, as the reader, did not find difficult I felt like the author had two objectives in this book One was to tell the basic story of the Ottoman Empire from Constantinopl...


  8. says:

    This is the second best book I ve read on the subject The best was Lords of the Horizons I mean in terms of fast paced action that you can get through in a couple of sittings The account of the siege is brilliant and leaves you tingling with excitement and wanting .


  9. says:

    A good primer on the Ottomans.


  10. says:

    A well written book on the intriguing Ottomans, and a goo0d introduction to the subject.


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