"Lyrical yet careful, this introduction to the Ottoman reality will soon become a classic of popular history-writing."—T.J. Winter, University of Cambridge
What was the significance of the Ottoman Empire? What kind of lives did people live? What does the Ottoman Empire mean to us today? Discovering the Ottomans reflects on the life, legacy, and relevance of the Ottomans.
Ilber Ortayli is a leading expert on the Ottomans. He is the director of the Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, and is also a professor of history at the universities of Galatasaray and Bilkent.