Lords of the Horizons

Lords of the Horizons : A History of the Ottoman Empire

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The Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds and hearts. For over six hundred years the Empire swelled and declined; rising from a dusty fiefdom in the foothills of Anatolia to a power which ruled over the Danube and the Euphrates with the richest court in Europe. But its decline was prodigious, protracted, and total. Lords of the Horizons charts the Ottoman Empire's swirling history; dramatic, detailed and alive - a journey, and a world all in one.

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 32mm | 199.58g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099994003
  • 9780099994008
  • 68,813

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"A fascinating read... a perfect companion for anyone who visits Turkey and wants to make sense of it and those countries it once ruled'" The Times "As plush as a Turkish carpet... Godwin weaves together the threads of barbarism and civilisation with dazzling panache" -- Piers Brendon Mail on Sunday "So rich, so detailed and so astonishing as to be a book of wonders in itself" -- Jan Morris Independent "Perhaps the most readable history ever written on anything" Time Out

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About Jason Goodwin

Jason Godwin is a historian, journalist and travel writer. He has travelled extensively in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and India; his first book, The Gunpowder Gardens: Travels through India and China in search of Tea, was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Awards, 1991, and his second, On Foot to the Golden Horn: A Walk to Istanbul, was the winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, 1993. He lives in the country with his wife and two sons.

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