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Summary

If you want to discover captivating stories of people and events of the Ottoman Empire then pay attention...

Three captivating manuscripts in one book:
 

  • The Ottoman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire and Its Control over Much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa
  • The Fall of Constantinople: A Captivating Guide to the Conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks That Marked the end of the Byzantine Empire
  • Suleiman the Magnificent: A Captivating Guide to the Longest-Reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

Incredible facts about this empire still surprise anyone who starts discovering those stories. You’ll find out that, for quite a while, this Islamic state was effectively ruled by women, and that’s just the beginning.

Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this audiobook include:
 

  • The First Sultan
  • The Conqueror
  • The Just and the Resolute
  • The Magnificent
  • The Supreme Valide
  • Husbands and Sons
  • Grandest of the Grand
  • The End of the Ottoman Empire

Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this audiobook include:
 

  • The Gateway to the West
  • God Wills It: Knights of the First Crusade
  • Broken Promises: The Fourth Crusade
  • Schisms in the Church
  • Preparation: The Big Guns
  • Constantinople: The Final Stand
  • The aftermath

Some of the topics covered in part 3 of this audiobook include:
 

  • The World Before Suleiman I
  • Succession
  • Lover, Poet, & Patron of the Arts
  • Father
  • Friend
  • Campaigner
  • Statesman
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about the Ottoman Empire, click the "add to cart" button!

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Good Enough

I learned a lot about the present Middle East situation by reading this book. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to understand the present tensions in the Middle East.

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Very Interesting


This is a very interesting book. Explains how the world got where we are. Full of history we did not learn in school.

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Good History Book

The book is a history of the Ottoman Empire and the countries involved. It is very informative and went into detail of the countries involved.

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its Good

It starts from the first conquests of the Ottomans onwards up until the beginnings of the Turkish Republic under Ataturk, which is 600 years of fascinating events. It provides details into the minds of each ruler and his governmental structure, how relations were improved or destroyed, and provides many references from primary sources which add to the narrative.

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Interesting

Very detailed. Covers successive phases of the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire. I recommend this audiobook.

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  • Abdullahi
  • 28-08-21

excellent history

Ottoman Empire was the most captivating history I ever read on studied. I will listen again and again.

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  • CLAUDIA CHURCH
  • 10-07-21

Very detailed

Interesting , good detail , a little to dramatic at times , but a good read , would recommend it as a good read

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  • Rob
  • 15-11-20

Good but fast paced.

I suppose that covering hundreds of years of history in five hours needs to move fast, but there were times where it felt like I was just listening to a list of names being read off in order of their succession.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-10-20

Pretty complete overview

Author was able to consolidate within few hours the most important facts regarding the subjects.

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  • Alee
  • 18-01-19

Great Overview

This audiobook describes the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire from how each became Sultan to their impact on governance and lawmaking through their military victories and defeats.

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  • Mark
  • 18-01-19

Simply Amazing


The book explains the history, administration and social life of the Ottoman Empire during this time masterfully in separate sections. An appendix of terms in Turkish and Ottoman is provided at the back for quick explanations, since the historical matter is rather heavy for a lay person.

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  • Maria B
  • 18-01-19

Mind Blowing


A good historical reference book for Middle Eastern History, especially to get a true understanding of the Ottoman's Empire building brilliance between 1300-1600.

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  • H.Nathan
  • 18-01-19

Recommended

Overall, the book is highly recommended for readers interested in Middle Eastern affairs. Grab it now :)

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  • Alan K
  • 18-01-19

Awesome Audible


The book is full of details of the Ottoman bureaucracy, the Janissaries (the army), conspiracies among rulers and would sultans, the social status of the different people of the empires and of course the Ottoman political situation and that of its treasury.

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  • Zinger
  • 18-01-19

Very True


I have some specific comments about the contents of the book, but for space considerations I will put them in a comment to this review.