Lords of the Horizons

A History of the Ottoman Empire

«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

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

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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.

Detaljer

Forlag
Vintage
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
384
ISBN
9780099994008
Utgivelsesår
1999
Format
20 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

Jason Godwin is a historian, journalist and travel writer. He has travelled extensively in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and India; his first book, The Gunpowder Gardens: Travels through India and China in search of Tea, was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Awards, 1991, and his second, On Foot to the Golden Horn: A Walk to Istanbul, was the winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, 1993. He is also the author of several crime novels, and in 2007 was awarded the Edgar Award for Best Novel for The Janissary Tree.

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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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