Free Shipping in Australia on over 5 million books in stock
Lords of the Horizons By Jason Goodwin

Lords of the Horizons

Used Price
$26.49
inc. GST
Free Shipping in Australia
An evocation of the power of the Ottoman Empire, which swelled and declined over a period of six centuries. The book charts its history from the first campaigns to the Charge of the Light Brigade, from the Crusades to the Dardanelles and aims to bring to life details of Ottoman life.

Only 1 left


Lords of the Horizons Summary


Lords of the Horizons: History of the Ottoman Empire by Jason Goodwin

This is an evocation of the power of the Ottoman Empire, which swelled and declined over a period of six centuries, rising from a dusty fiefdom in the foothills of Anatolia to a power which ruled on the Danube and the Euphrates. The royal line bent, but never broke, from Osman, born in a desert tent around 1280, to Abdul Mecid, who died in a Paris flat in 1942. For 300 years the Empire held sway amid murmurs of imminent collapse. At its height Istanbul had the wealthiest court in Europe, whose aid was sought by Indian princes and French kings. Its religion was Islamic (but its subjects largely not), its ceremony Byzantine, its dignity Persian, its wealth Egyptian, its alphabet Arabic, its aesthetic Dalmatian, its cruelty and gallantry all its own - and excessive. The decline was prodigious, protracted, and total: after World War I the Ottoman Empire was no more. The book charts its history from the first campaigns to the Charge of the Light Brigade, from the Crusades to the Dardanelles, and aims to bring to life details of Ottoman life: caravans carrying parcels of spice and bags of gold, Western emissaries witnessing executions, distant sentries on far frontiers, jewels, meals, shadow plays and stray dogs.

Customer Reviews - Lords of the Horizons


Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Additional information

GOR001758720
Lords of the Horizons: History of the Ottoman Empire by Jason Goodwin
Jason Goodwin
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1998-04-09
368
0701136693
9780701136697
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.