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Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire Paperback – 28 May 1999

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: VINTAGE ARROW - MASS MARKET; 1 edition (28 May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099994003
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099994008
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 200 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 170,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A fascinating read... a perfect companion for anyone who visits Turkey and wants to make sense of it and those countries it once ruled'" (The Times)

"As plush as a Turkish carpet... Godwin weaves together the threads of barbarism and civilisation with dazzling panache" (Piers Brendon Mail on Sunday)

"So rich, so detailed and so astonishing as to be a book of wonders in itself" (Jan Morris Independent)

"Perhaps the most readable history ever written on anything" (Time Out)

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Lords of the Horizons charts the Ottoman Empire's swirling history; dramatic, detailed and alive - a journey, and a world all in one.

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Mr. Melville
1.0 out of 5 starsIt reads like a monlogue by a tour guide pointing out points of interest from a tour bus.............
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Keith C.
5.0 out of 5 starsEncyclopedic and Colorful Tour of the Ottoman World !
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