Publication Date: 04/03/1999 ISBN: 9780099994008 Category:

Lords of the Horizons

Jason Goodwin

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 04/03/1999 ISBN: 9780099994008 Category:
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‘Perhaps the most readable history ever written’ Time Out

Lords of the Horizons charts the Ottoman Empire’s swirling epic history; dramatic – detailed and alive – a journey, and a world all in one.

The Ottoman Empire has long exerted a 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.

‘A fascinating read…a perfect companion for anyone who visits Turkey and wants to make sense of it’ The Times

Publisher Review

Perhaps the most readable history ever written on anything * Time Out * So rich, so detailed and so astonishing as to be a book of wonders in itself -- Jan Morris * Independent * As plush as a Turkish carpet... Godwin weaves together the threads of barbarism and civilisation with dazzling panache -- Piers Brendon * Mail on Sunday * 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 *

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