Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The First Ottomans Chapter 3 Communism Before Marx Chapter 4 Murad II: The Agony of Byzantium, The Dawn of an Empire Chapter 5 Mehmed II: The New Rome: Istanbul Chapter 6 Bayezid II: The Gates of Paradise Chapter 7 Selim I: Conqueror of the Holy Land, Syria and Egypt Chapter 8 Suleynan I: Shelomo Hameleh Chapter 9 Selim II: And the Duke of Naxos Was His Wine Companion! Chapter 10 Safed in the Sixteenth Century: The Kingdom of Mystical Utopia Chapter 11 Murad III: Jewish International Diplomacy in Search of Pax Ottomanica Chapter 12 Mehmed III: A Question of Debased Coinage Chapter 13 Ahmed I: Wondrous Healing by the Ashkenazi Widow Chapter 14 Osman II: The First Regicide Chapter 15 Murad IV: The Conqueror of Baghdad Chapter 16 Ibrahim: The New Pharaoh, His Beard Decked with Jewels Part 17 Notes and References Part 18 Appendices Part 19 Index
Elli Kohen, MD, born in Istanbul, Turkey, is an anatomopathologist, researcher in cell biology, cell biochemistry, and cellular pharmacology, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami. He has written eight books in science, a Ladino/English Encyclopedic Dictionary, and the biography of Rabbi Nissim Ovadia, A Pillar of Sephardi Judaism. He appears in the marquis Who's Who in America 2005 and 2006, Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2005, Who's Who in the World of Education 2005, and the forthcoming Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2007. Dr. Kohen has spent many years in Turkey and the surrounding area. He incorporates his experiences in these regions into his writing in an effort to preserve and impart the history of the Jews in the Byzantine and Ottomon periods.