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    • The Ottoman Age of Exploration

    • By: Giancarlo Casale
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 50
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      4 out of 5 stars 53

    In 1517, the Ottoman Sultan Selim "the Grim" conquered Egypt and brought his empire for the first time in history into direct contact with the trading world of the Indian Ocean. During the decades that followed, the Ottomans became progressively more engaged in the affairs of this vast and previously unfamiliar region, eventually to the point of launching a systematic ideological, military and commercial challenge to the Portuguese Empire, their main rival for control of the lucrative trade routes of maritime Asia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, Terrible Pronounciation

    • By Alp Eren on 08-13-13

    Regular price: $21.95