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Suleiman the Magnificent: A Captivating Guide to the Longest-Reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

Narrated by: Desmond Manny
Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)
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Summary

Explore the captivating history of Suleiman the Magnificent!

Suleiman I probably knew of other monarchs and celebrities we might recognize: Ferdinand and Isabella II of Aragon; King Henry VIII and his infamous trail of wives; and Charles the V, the Holy Roman emperor who dressed in black for the majority of his life. Columbus had set off to sail the ocean blue just two years before Suleiman’s birth. William Shakespeare was just two years old when Suleiman died, as was Galileo Galilei. 

During his reign, Suleiman the Magnificent guided the Ottoman Empire through its golden age of trade and expansion. His reign changed the face of the world and the lives of millions of people, and his name echoes down to us in the present day. Suleiman the Magnificent wasn’t quite like any other sultan before or after him. This audiobook explains why.

In Suleiman the Magnificent: A Captivating Guide to the Longest-Reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, you will discover topics such as:

  • The world before Suleiman I
  • Succession
  • Lover, poet, and patron of the arts
  • Father
  • Friend
  • Campaigner
  • Statesman
  • And much, much more

So listen to this audiobook now if you want to learn more about Suleiman the Magnificent!

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Sultan of the East

A very worthy read by Captivating History , like most of his works are as well. A Captivating Guide and story of Suleiman 1494 - 1566 was the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, from 1520 to his death in 1566. He is known in the West as Suleiman "the Magnificent" and in the East, as the Lawgiver for his complete reconstruction of the Ottoman legal system.

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The golden age.

The series is interesting in that it displayed how the Suleiman look back at their golden age and the nation's impact on the outside world.

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very accurate and informative I loved

It is good because it gives you a good picture of life in Suleimans reign. It is very detailed in his wars. I found the parts of how they managed their administration particularly interesting.

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Excellent, readable stuff.

It made me want to read more about Konstantinopel, the ottomans, Sinan and islamic history in general. Highly recommendable and accessible.

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Informative book.

I enjoyed the book a lot, written as it is in a very straight forward style without too much academic prose.

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Excellent reading

Not only covers the time of Suleiman but sets the stage with background history to that point. Appendices give overview of Turkish culture, practices of the time.

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Thank you author, well done.

A by gone epic full of greatness. Can't remember reading a more detailed & riveting story of some one so powerful!!

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Good effort close to reality

excellent i will listen to it again. It's more a history book of an era, and not mainly about Suleiman

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Interesting. will go for Kindle version.

Topic of the book is Interesting. It gives a very complete background on this part of history. But I would love to have kindle version of this to see some images as well.

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Indeed a top guide.

One of the first aspects of the book a reader will pick up on is how heavily Europe focused it is. The author shows in vivid details Suleiman's domination of Europe and European politics and the fears of European Monarchs but he gives a cursory if somewhat lazy account of the interactions with the East. You don't get a "feel" for how Suleiman and the Ottomans interacted with the Persians or the Mughal's like you do with the European Monarchs.

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  • Laura Ashley
  • 06-02-19

Fascinating

That’s the great thing about Captivating History is they deliver information on statistics you might not have read about in detail. So the same thing here as well.

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  • Romildo Noriega Pena
  • 06-02-19

Scintillating Suleiman the Magnificent Sultan.

The story of Suleiman is told with breathtaking description of Istanbul. The history and the longest reining.

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  • Timoteo Cotto Gracia
  • 06-02-19

The Ottoman Empire and Suleiman.

Great audible for those who are not familiar with Suleiman the Magnificent and the longest sultan of the empire.

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  • Luana Villareal Montoya
  • 06-02-19

Very informative.

Suleiman the Magnificent was the source of Ottoman Empire history. Indeed a best guide about the Ottoman.

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  • Maro Rocha Reséndez
  • 06-02-19

A great life of Suleiman.

I enjoyed the book In general. Good quotations and examples from the life of book's subject.

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  • Gentleman Ujar
  • 06-02-19

Informative and worth reading.

This Captivating look into the history of Suleiman the Magnificent was eye opening and interesting! An intriguing read about a man, his family and the people he ruled.

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  • Carlay Vetteg
  • 06-02-19

Interesting audible.

This is an interesting audible stuff about Suleiman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire. I love to move in the hisory, I had not done much into the Ottoman Empire. I learned quite a bit. Informative and worth reading.

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  • Barry Helenh
  • 06-02-19

Suleiman was a warrior, a Poet, a King.

This audible is fascinating as the author described the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire as Suleiman the Magnificent. It is indeed a well researched history.

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  • Linda Cherylh
  • 06-02-19

Well done, author.

I was actually Googling land masses in the 1st century and got this fabulous book and indeed a great find.

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  • Bradley Kimbrell
  • 06-02-19

For history buffs, it is a great deal.

This is greatly written history book, seems well researched that will definitely attract the history buffs.