Discovering the Ottomans

Ilber Ortayli

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What was the significance of the Ottoman Empire? What kind of lives did people live? What lessons can be drawn from the civilisation that the Ottomans created? What does the Ottoman Empire means to us today? One of Turkey’s leading historians answers all these questions in Discovering the Ottomans, a brilliant set of learned and engaging reflections on the everyday life, legacy and enduring relevance of the Ottomans.

Ilber Ortayli is the Director of the Topkapi Palace Museum. Professor of History at Galatasaray University in Istanbul and Bilkent University in Ankara and is one of the Turkey’s leading authorities on Ottoman history, known for making history accessible to a wider audience.

”Lyrical yet careful, this introduction to the Ottoman reality will soon become a classic of popular history-writing” - T.J. Winter. University of Cambridge 

Author Ilber Ortayli
Publisher Kube Publishing
Dimensions 200 mm x 130 mm x 12 mm
Weight 215 g
Pages 184
Type Paperback
ISBN 9781847740083