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  • The Sultans | Noel Barber

    The Sultans

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Noel Barber
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    This brilliantly readable work of history tells the bizarre story of the Ottoman Empire as seen through the lives of its extravagant and tyrannical sultans. With their absolute power, their love of pomp, and their overwhelming venality and corruption, rarely has a great empire been ruled by such grotesque and awesome figures. For 400 years, they fought wars, terrorized their subjects, made Turkey into a great empire, and then allowed her to decline into ostentatious and impotent decay.

    David says: "One of the indispensables for several reasons:"
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