The Beginnings of the Ottoman Empire (Oxford Studies in Byzantium) (Hardcover)

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The Ottoman Empire ruled the near East, dominated the Mediterranean, and terrorized Europe for centuries. However, its origins are obscure. The Beginnings of the Ottoman Empire illuminates the founding of the Empire, drawing on Turkish, Greek, Arabic, and Latin sources as well as coins,
buildings, and topographic evidence. Clive Foss takes the reader through the rugged homeland of Osman, the founder of the Ottomans, placing his achievement in the context of his more powerful neighbours, most notably the once mighty Byzantine Empire, then in the terminal stages of its decline. Foss
then charts the progress of Osman's son Orhan, until the fateful moment in 1354 when his forces crossed into Europe and began their spectacular conquests.

About the Author


Clive Foss, Georgetown University Clive Foss is Professor Emeritus at Georgetown University. He has taught at University of Massachusetts (Boston), University of Lyon, Harvard, Berkeley, and the University of South Africa. He has been Visiting Fellow at All Souls and Trinity College, Oxford. He worked at the Sardis excavation andhas conducted extensive field studies in Turkey.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780198865438
ISBN-10: 0198865430
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: May 17th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Oxford Studies in Byzantium