The definitive history of the Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest and most influential empires in world history. Its reach extended to three continents and it survived for more than six centuries, but its history is too often colored by the memory of its bloody final throes on the battlefields of World War I. In this magisterial work-the first definitive account written for the general reader-renowned scholar and journalist Caroline Finkel lucidly recounts the epic story of the Ottoman Empire from its origins in the thirteenth century through its destruction in the twentieth.
Basic Books; August 2007
- ISBN: 9780465008506
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: Osman's Dream
- Author: Caroline Finkel
Imprint: Basic Books
In The Press
"Caroline Finkel effortlessly conveys the high dramaof Ottoman history."—Orhan Pamuk
About The Author
Caroline Finkel has lived in Istanbul for many years and traveled widely in Turkey and the former Ottoman lands. She has a doctorate in Ottoman history from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Osman's Dream is her third book. She currently divides her time between Istanbul and London.