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Ottoman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire, the Fall of Constantinople, and the Life of Suleiman the Magnificent

Narrated by: Desmond Manny, Duke Holm
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover captivating stories of people and events of the Ottoman Empire then pay attention...

Three captivating manuscripts in one book:
 

  • The Ottoman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire and Its Control over Much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa
  • The Fall of Constantinople: A Captivating Guide to the Conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks That Marked the end of the Byzantine Empire
  • Suleiman the Magnificent: A Captivating Guide to the Longest-Reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

Incredible facts about this empire still surprise anyone who starts discovering those stories. You’ll find out that, for quite a while, this Islamic state was effectively ruled by women, and that’s just the beginning.

Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this audiobook include:
 

  • The First Sultan
  • The Conqueror
  • The Just and the Resolute
  • The Magnificent
  • The Supreme Valide
  • Husbands and Sons
  • Grandest of the Grand
  • The End of the Ottoman Empire

Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this audiobook include:
 

  • The Gateway to the West
  • God Wills It: Knights of the First Crusade
  • Broken Promises: The Fourth Crusade
  • Schisms in the Church
  • Preparation: The Big Guns
  • Constantinople: The Final Stand
  • The aftermath

Some of the topics covered in part 3 of this audiobook include:
 

  • The World Before Suleiman I
  • Succession
  • Lover, Poet, & Patron of the Arts
  • Father
  • Friend
  • Campaigner
  • Statesman
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about the Ottoman Empire, click the "add to cart" button!

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Totally not captivating cliff-notes timeline

This is an absolutely pathetic book. I read better histories in my middle school text books. I didn't know it was possible to make such a vast and fascinating subject as boring as this. Don't waste your time.

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Great Overview

This audiobook describes the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire from how each became Sultan to their impact on governance and lawmaking through their military victories and defeats.

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Simply Amazing


The book explains the history, administration and social life of the Ottoman Empire during this time masterfully in separate sections. An appendix of terms in Turkish and Ottoman is provided at the back for quick explanations, since the historical matter is rather heavy for a lay person.

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Mind Blowing


A good historical reference book for Middle Eastern History, especially to get a true understanding of the Ottoman's Empire building brilliance between 1300-1600.

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Recommended

Overall, the book is highly recommended for readers interested in Middle Eastern affairs. Grab it now :)

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Awesome Audible


The book is full of details of the Ottoman bureaucracy, the Janissaries (the army), conspiracies among rulers and would sultans, the social status of the different people of the empires and of course the Ottoman political situation and that of its treasury.

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Very True


I have some specific comments about the contents of the book, but for space considerations I will put them in a comment to this review.

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I Recommend This Book


This is a great book, I loved reading it. The author's writing style is absolutely flawless and mesmerizing. I highly recommend this!

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Complete chronology

This book is a complete chronology of the Ottoman empire. The completeness is both its strength and its weakness. Each of the more than thirty sultans is discussed with the same amount of detail, along with an endless list of vezirs. So, you will not miss any historical fact.

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A superb book

A superb book for anyone seeking the history of the Ottoman empire. Very enjoyable read.

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  • Harper
  • 01-18-19

Easy To Digest


The book is an appetizer for deeper studying the history of that area. The links to today reality in a huge zone of the world are enlightening.

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  • Joshua Arlo
  • 01-18-19

Good Enough

I learned a lot about the present Middle East situation by reading this book. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to understand the present tensions in the Middle East.

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  • Jenson
  • 01-18-19

Very Interesting


This is a very interesting book. Explains how the world got where we are. Full of history we did not learn in school.

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  • Sienna
  • 01-18-19

Full Stars

The book obviously leaves out a lot of detail but leaves you with the feeling that you understand at least the broad strokes of the history of this very important chapter in world / Middle Eastern / Turkish history.

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  • Darzi Jesse
  • 01-18-19

WOW!

The book starts off by discussing Mehmed II who conquered the Byzantine Empire to the era when sultans needed recognition from the Janissaries. Reading the book one will understand how the various sultans succeeded each other and how those who lost were handled.

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  • Mia Holy Jai
  • 01-18-19

Great One

Excellent book to learn about the structure of the Ottoman empire during its growth years. This author is among the most respected history scholars specializing on Ottoman history.

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  • IVY
  • 01-18-19

I am delighted

I was delighted with the content. I was in Crosstie when I purchased it on my audible. Gerald

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  • FREDERICK
  • 01-18-19

An excellent book


An excellent book. Very readable. A great way to compress six centuries of the great Ottoman Empire in a relatively short space. Finally, the truth about Ottomans are emerging from the pens of eminent scholars, instead of garbage spawn by Armenians, Greeks, and some European powers that vied for Ottoman territories and resources for their own colonial purposes.

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  • Oscar
  • 01-18-19

Excellent

Excellent narrative history, with sound research in the primary sources, of the Ottoman Empire, one of the greatest states of the modern era.

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  • David
  • 01-18-19

Amazing

The book shimmers with the splendor of the imperial court at a time when European nations were barely emerging from backwoods primitivism. Multiracial, multicultural, multinational, for much of its history the Ottoman empire exceeded Europe in religious tolerance and cultural richness.