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Published: 08 December 2011

304 Pages | 26 halftones


ISBN: 9780199874040

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The Ottoman Age of Exploration

Giancarlo Casale

  • Recognition of Excellence from Cundill Prize in History
  • Argues for the inclusion of Ottomans into the Age of Exploration, alongside contemporary overseas empires of Spain and Portugal and rival Islamic states like Mughal India and Safavid Iran.
  • Beautifully written narrative that highlights the expansionist plans of Ottoman sultans, in conjunction with spies, corsairs, and harem women, into the Indian Ocean.