An historical and social exploration of the Ottoman Empire, one of the most powerful empires in history and the heart of the modern Middle East.
Series Foreword by Linda S. Frey and Marsha L. Frey Preface Acknowledgments Note on Pronunciation and Transliteration Chronology of Ottoman History Sultans of the Ottoman Empire Chapter 1: Historical Overview Chapter 2: Founders of the Empire Chapter 3: Zenith of Ottoman Power Chapter 4: Decline of the Empire Chapter 5: Traditional Reforms and Territorial Dismemberment Chapter 6: European Imperialism and the Drive to Reform Chapter 7: From Tanzimat to Autocratic Modernization Chapter 8: The Young Turk Revolution and the Fall of the Ottoman Empire Biographies Selected Documents Glossary of Selected Terms Selected Bibliography
Mehrdad Kia is Professor of Central and Southwest Asian History at the University of Montana.
"Kia (Central and Southwest Asian history, U. of Montana) offers an introductory survey of the political history of the Ottoman state from the final decade of the 13th century to the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. The state began in western Anatolia, he says, but grew to encompass vast territories and many peoples, each contributing to the economic power and cultural richness of the empire." - Reference & Research Book News