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Lords of the Horizons ; a History of The Ottoman Empire
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Lords of the Horizons ; a History of The Ottoman Empire

By Goodwin, Jason

London: Vintage, 1998. "Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, in three centuries it advanced from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at the Empire's height, Indian rajahs and the kings of France beseeched its aid. For the next three hundred years the Empire seemed ready to collapse, a prodigy of survival and decay. Early in the twentieth century it fell. In this dazzling evocation of its power, Jason Goodwin explores how the Ottomans rose and how, against all odds, they lingered on. In the process he unfolds a sequence of mysteries, triumphs, treasures, and terrors unknown to most American readers. This was a place where pillows spoke and birds were fed in the snow; where time itself unfolded at a different rate and clocks were banned; where sounds were different, and even the hyacinths too strong to sniff. Dramatic and passionate, comic and gruesome, Lords of the Horizons is a history, a travel book, and a vision of a lost world all in one."352p.illus bibliography.index. 1st.US Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$12.50

Lords of the Horizons ; a History of The Ottoman Empire
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Lords of the Horizons ; a History of The Ottoman Empire

By Goodwin, Jason

New York: Henry Holt, 1998. "Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, in three centuries it advanced from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at the Empire's height, Indian rajahs and the kings of France beseeched its aid. For the next three hundred years the Empire seemed ready to collapse, a prodigy of survival and decay. Early in the twentieth century it fell. In this dazzling evocation of its power, Jason Goodwin explores how the Ottomans rose and how, against all odds, they lingered on. In the process he unfolds a sequence of mysteries, triumphs, treasures, and terrors unknown to most American readers. This was a place where pillows spoke and birds were fed in the snow; where time itself unfolded at a different rate and clocks were banned; where sounds were different, and even the hyacinths too strong to sniff. Dramatic and passionate, comic and gruesome, Lords of the Horizons is a history, a travel book, and a vision of a lost world all in one."352p. illus. bibliography.index. 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$25.00

Constantinople: City of the World's Desire, 1453-1924
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Constantinople: City of the World's Desire, 1453-1924

By Mansel, Philip

New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1998. Mansel's sweeping narrative of the last five centuries of Constantinople reinterprets the history of the Ottoman Empire and provides an enthralling biography of "the city of the world's desire". "This is a work for the general reader which will also earn the admiration of all academic specialists in Ottoman history" 528p. bibliography index. Clean crisp tight copy Large format softcover weighs over 2 lbs.. 1st Pbk Ed.. Softcover. Very Good.

$20.00

The House of Nasi : Dona Gracia

By Roth, Cecil

Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1948. Gracia Mendes Nasi 1510 -1569 (Gracia is Portuguese and Spanish for the Hebrew Hannah, which means Grace, also known by her Christianized name Beatrice de Luna) was one of the wealthiest Jewish women of Renaissance Europe. She married Francisco Mendes/Benveniste. She was the aunt and business partner of Joao Micas (alias, Hebrew name Joseph Nasi), who became a prominent figure in the politics of the Ottoman Empire. She also developed an escape network that saved hundreds of Conversos from the Inquisition 208p. illus. index maps on endpapers [See also the companion volume by this author about her nephew Joseph Nasi] . First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fiine/Very Good, Slightly Scuffed.

$40.00

The House of Nasi : The Duke of Naxos

By Roth Cecil

Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1948. Dom Joseph Nasi 1524-1579 (or Nassi; also known as João Miques/Micas and Dom João Migas Mendes in a Portuguese variant, Giuseppe Nasi in Italian, and as Yasef Nassi in Ottoman Turkish) , was a Jewish diplomat and administrator, member of the House of Mendes/Benveniste, and a nephew of Dona Gracia Mendes Nasi, and influential figure in the Ottoman Empire during the rules of both Sultan Suleiman I and his son Selim II. He was a great benefactor of the Jewish people.A Court Jew, he was appointed the Lord of Tiberias with the expressed aim of resettling Jews in Ottoman Syria and encouraging industry there; the attempt failed, and, later, he was appointed to the Duke of Naxos.Nasi also brought about war with the Republic of Venice, at the end of which Venice lost the island of Cyprus to the Ottomans. After the death of Selim, he lost influence in the Ottoman Court, but was allowed to keep his titles and pension for the remainder of his life. 250p. illus. index maps on endpapers [See also the companion volume by this author about his aunt, Dona Gracia ] . 1st US Ed.. Hardcover. Near Fiine/Very Good, Slightly Scuffed.

$40.00

Topkapi [IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC]

By Yapi-Kredi Bank

Istanbul: Yapi-Kredi Bank, 1982. "This book has been prepared in the context of cultural activity of the Yapi-Kredi Bank for the occasion of the sixth annual meeting of the Devlopment Bank of Islam to be held in Istanbul." It begins with essays in English by various authors : The Harem by Cengiz Koseoglu /The Tiled Kiosk by Hulya Tuncay / The pavilions by Hulya Tezcan/ The Caftans by Fikret Altay /Turkish Embroidery by Nurhayat Berker / The Treasury by Cengiz Koseoglu [pages 1-90] followed by the Arabic text [pages 91-220] The captions to the photographs are in both languages. The textile sections are particularly interesting. [WorldCat lists only 2 copies in the USA]. First Edition. French Wraps. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips.

$195.00

Historia tes Peirateias stous protous chronous tes Tourkokratias 1390-1538

By Krantonelles, Alexandras

Athens: Hestia, 1985. 473p. bibliography. index. Stamp of previous owner on ffep. [WorldCat lists only 10 copies in the USA]. 1st Greek Edition. French Wraps. Very Good.

$75.00

Topkapi Palace Museum Guide

By Ulker, Mustafa Birol [ed]

Istanbul: Bilkent Kultur Girisimi , 2009. Comprehensive illustrated guide Ottoman the palace and its contents. 196p. illus map.. First Thus. French Wraps. As New.

$30.00

The Sultan's Admiral :The Life of Barbarossa

By Bradford, Ernle

New York: Harcourt,Brace & World., 1968. The story of Kheir-ed- Din Barbarossa, High Admiral of the Ottoman Navy, Sultan of Algiers, and trusted adviser to Suleiman the Magnificent, whose influence dominated the Mediterranean during the first half of the 16th century. Commonly known as a murderous Barbary Pirate and little else, the book seeks to reveal the true stature of Kheir-ed- Din Barbarossa, brilliant sailor and competent military leader, instigator of a kingdom, organiser of a fleet, and originator of a complex dockyard system that would serve the Ottoman Empire for many years. . 244p. bibliography index maps on endpapers Reading copy only. with marks, commenst and underlinings . 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair (Torn Parts repaired).

$5.00

The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age 1300-1600
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The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age 1300-1600

By Inalcik, Halil

London: Phoenix, 2001. A preeminent scholar of Turkish history vividly portrays 300 years of this distinctively Eastern culture as it grew from a military principality to the world's most powerful Islamic state. He paints a striking picture of the prominence of religion and warfare in everyday life, as well as the traditions of statecraft, administration, social values, financial, and land policies. 258p. illus. glossary bibliography index. Softcover. Near Fine.

$30.00

Greece and the Great Powers 1863-1875

By Dontas, Domna

Thessaloniki: Institute for Balkan Studies., 1966. Greek political and diplomatic relations in the early years of the reign of George , and covering issues sucj as the Cretan insurrection of 1866-69 Originally a PhD thesis submitted to the University of London ) 223p. bibliography.. 1st Greek Edition. Original Wraps. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$60.00

Embassy to Constantinople : The Travels of Lady Mary Wortley Montague

By Wortley Montague,Mary (Lady) (Ed. Christopher Pick)

London: Century, 1988. The delightful observations of Lady Mary Wortley-Montague on Ottoman Turkish life and manners in the 18th.Century, whilst her husband was Ambassdor to the Sublime Porte . The book is enhanced by a wonderful selection of contemporary illustrations.224p. plates (some col.) index . 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Introduced By Dervla Murphy.

$55.00

An Ottoman Century: The District of Jerusalem in the 1600s (S U N Y Series in Medieval Middle East History)

By Ze'evi, Dror

Albany NY: State University of New York Press, 1996. "Based on micro-level research of the District of Jerusalem, this book addresses some of the most crucial questions concerning the Ottoman empire in a time of crisis and disorientation." 258p. bibliography.index. First Pbk.Ed.. Softcover. As New.

$30.00

Selected Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montague

By Wortley Montague,Mary (Lady)

London: Penguin, 1986. Edited by Robert Halsband. 'The remarkable correspondence of a traveller, feminist and notable woman of letters 1708-1762' (includes some of her delightful observations of Ottoman Turkish life and manners in the 18th.Century, whilst her husband was Ambassdor to the Sublime Porte - pages 23-120] 310p. index.Paper age toned, else near fine. Softcover. Near Fine.

$12.00

Sultans in Splendour : The Last Years of the Ottoman World

By Mansel, Philip

London: Andre Deutsch, 1988. Large format book. Sultans, Shahs, Khedives, Pashas - and their Harems - described with lavish illustrations of the people, places and possessions from 1869 though the later years of the Ottoman Empire. 192p. bibliography.index. usual library marks, dj laminated . 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. Ex-Library.

$19.00

Eothen : Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East

By Kinglake, Alexander W.

London: Picador, 1995. A fascinating account (first published 1844) of the author's journey through Turkey and the Middle East which "records his impressions with a frankness and wonderment which make his writing as idiosyncratically fresh and witty as when it first appeared...(a) beautifully evocative and seminal work of Victorian travel writing" First published 1854. Reissued in the Picador Travel Classic series - quality printing, handsomely bound with headbands and ribbon bookmarks. Clean and crsip, but corners bumped.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slightly Scuffed.

$20.00

Eothen : Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East
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Eothen : Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East

By Kinglake, Alexander W.

Cologne: Konemann, 1997. A fascinating account (first published 1844) of the author's journey through Turkey and the Middle East which "records his impressions with a frankness and wonderment which make his writing as idiosyncratically fresh and witty as when it first appeared...(a) beautifully evocative and seminal work of Victorian travel writing" . Reprint. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$12.50

A Modern History of the Kurds
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A Modern History of the Kurds

By McDowall, David

London: I.B.Tauris, 1997. "This first comprehensive history of the Kurds from the nineteenth century to the present day. Interplay of old and new aspects of the struggle, the importance of local rivalries within Kurdish society, the enduring authority of certain forms of leadership, and failure of modern states to respond to the challenge of Kurdish nationalism" 480p. maps.index. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$30.00

A Byzantine Journey

By Ash, John

London: I. B. Tauris, 1995. Part travel and part luminous cultural history of the Byzantine Empire. "For those interested in a deeper appreciation of the Byzantine Empire and its importance to world history, this engaging, richly detailed travelogue introduces a colorful cast of personalities from the region's fascinating history and provides a detailed description of the art and influences of the time. ". First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$30.00

The Balkans
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The Balkans

By Mazower,Mark

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson., 2000. Short but up-to date and well researched introduction to the complex and always compelling history of the Balkans. 160p. bibliography. index. 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$40.00

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