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The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650 the structure of power

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  • "[This book] surveys the history of the Ottoman Empire from its obscure origins in the fourteenth century, through its rise to world-power in the status in the sixteenth century, to the troubled times of the seventeenth century. [In the book, the author] focuses on the ... internal structure and politics of the Ottoman Empire, analysing the various institutions through which the Ottoman Sultan projected his power: the dynasty, and the means of recruitment to dynastic service; the palace, court and central government; provincial government; the law; the army and the fleet. [He also] charts the growth and development of these institutions over three-and-a-half centuries, until a period of crisis in the 1600s curbed the Empire's expansion and caused significant structural changes.-Dust jacket."

  • "The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650 the structure of power"