Caroline finkels book osmans dream is a useful book on the history of the ottoman empire it starts with the dream of the first sultan osman he is said to have dreamt about a large tree growing from his navel its shade encompassed large parts of the world including distant mountains and mighty rivers. Osmans dream the history of the ottoman empire finkel caroline isbn 9780465023967 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. 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 . Osmans dream the history of the ottoman empire is a blow by blow account of the rise and fall of one of the worlds most interesting empires the ottomans started as a tribal group under the leadership of osman carving out a space for themselves on the western coast of anatolia under the shadow of the waning roman empire in constantinople the state grew rapidly taking territory from fellow turkic tribes in anatolia greek city states along the coast of turkey and the balkans and slavic. Caroline finkel has lived in istanbul for many years and traveled widely in turkey and the former ottoman lands she has a doctorate in ottoman history from the school of oriental and african studies at the university of london osmans dream is her third book she currently divides her time between istanbul and london
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