Book Review: Douglas A. Howard, A History of the Ottoman Empire, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Mauro Sierra III
Journal Title:NETSOL: New Trends in Social and Liberal Sciences
A History of the Ottoman Empire presents a social history of the Ottoman Empire in the world. It is arranged in chronological order in line with the Islamic calendar. Howard divides the book into seven chapters, which are seven major periods in the history of the Ottoman Empire. These chapters include; The Ottoman Genesis (1300-1397), A Blessed Dynasty (1397-1494), A World View (1494-1591), Ambiguities and Certainties (1591-1688), The Global and the Local (1688-1785), Collaborations and Breakdowns (1785-1882), and Dissolution (1882-1924).