Publisher description for The Ottoman Empire : the classical age 1300-1600 / Halil Inalcik.
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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. "...masterly...Halil Inalcik is one of the foremost living students of Ottoman history...Read this book..."--Times Literary Supplement.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Turkey History 1288-1453, Turkey History 1453-1683