God's Shadow
$19.95
The history of the Ottoman Empire--once the most powerful state on earth, ruling over more territory and people than any other world power--has for centuries been distorted, misrepresented, and suppressed in the West. With this "original and wide-ranging" (Wall Street Journal) global history, Alan Mikhail vitally recasts the Ottoman conquest of the world through the dramatic biography of Sultan Selim I (1470-1520). Drawing on previously unexamined sources, and upending prevailing shibboleths about Islamic history and jingoistic "rise of the West" theories, Mikhail's game-changing account radically transforms our understanding of the importance of Selim's Ottoman Empire in the annals of the modern world.
ISBN: 
9781324091028
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Binding: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
August 31, 2021