The Origins of the Ottoman Empire (Hardcover)

By Gary Leiser (Translator), M. Fuad Koprulu

State University of New York Press, 9780791408193, 155pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 1992

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Paperback (12/27/1991)

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In The Origins of the Ottoman Empire, K pr l criticized as unscientific the prevailing Western explanations of the origins of the Ottoman Empire. Leiser's translation from the Turkish reveals K pr l 's modern historiographic method, and his unique contribution in describing the nature of the relevant Muslim sources. Using these and other references, K pr l gave the first broad comprehensive account--political, religious, social, and economic--of the Turkish history of Anatolia in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and outlined the major factors that led to the rise of the Ottomans.