MOBI ´ DOC God's Shadow and the Making of the Modern World Ö ALAN MIKHAIL

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MOBI ´ DOC God's Shadow and the Making of the Modern World Ö ALAN MIKHAIL Ö ❮BOOKS❯ ✯ God's Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World ⚡ Author Alan Mikhail – Goproled.co.uk Long neglected in world history the Ottoman Empire was aLong neglected in world history the Ottoman Empire was a hub of intellectual fervor geopolitical power and enlightened pluralistic rule At the height of their authority in the sixteenth century the Ottomans with extraordinary military dominance and unparalleled monopolies over trade routes controlledterritory and ruled overpeople than any world power forcing Europeans out of the Mediterranean and to the New WorldYet despite its towering influence and centrality to the rise of our modern world the Ottoman Empire's history has for centuries been distorted misrepresented and even suppressed in the West Now Alan Mikhail presents a vitally needed recasting of Ottoman history retelling the story of the Ottoman conuest of the world through the dramatic biography of Sultan Selim I 1470 1520Born to a concubine and the fourth of his sultan father's ten sons Selim was never meant to inherit the throne With personal charisma and military prowess as well as the guidance of his remarkably gifted mother Gülbahar Selim claimed power over the empire in 1512 and through ruthless ambition nearly tripled the territory under Ottoman control building a governing structure that lasted into the twentieth century At the same time Selim known by his subjects as God's Shadow on Earth fostered religious diversity welcoming Jews among other minority populations into the empire; encouraged learning and philosophy; and penned his own verseDrawing on previously unexamined sources from multiple languages and with original maps and stunning illustrations Mikhail's game changing account challenges readers to recalibrate their sense of history Leslie Peirce adroitly using Selim's life to upend prevailing shibboleths about Islamic history and jingoistic rise of the West theories that have held sway for decades Whether recasting Christopher Columbus's voyages to the Americas as a bumbling attempt to slay Muslims or showing how the Ottomans allowed slaves to become the elite of society while Christian states at the very same time waged the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade God's Shadow radically reshapes our understanding of the importance of Selim's Ottoman Empire in the history of the modern world The book uses a variety and numerous resourcesranging from Turkish European and middle eastern The book mainly mentions Sultan Selim I aka selim the grim and the discovery of the americas and the unmentioned link that gave the rise of today This is not mentioned by many historians and this book places the ottomans and gives it the credit it deservesOnly thing is for people who don't have much knowledge prior to selim I and of the Ottoman history pre selim I period may seem uite briefAnother issue noted is that the battles are very brief especually caldiran as shah ismails reason to be bold in war lacks a lot of important details Those saying its biased probably have some bias towards the OttomansOverall would highly recommend to read excellent author

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Long neglected in world history the Ottoman Empire was a hub of intellectual fervor geopolitical power and enlightened pluralistic rule At the height of their authority in the sixteenth century the Ottomans with extraordinary military dominance and unparalleled monopolies over trade routes controlledterritory and ruled overpeople than any world power forcing Europeans out of the Mediterranean and to the New WorldYet despite its towering influence and centrality to the rise of our modern world the Ottoman Empire's history has for centuries been distorted misrepresented and even suppressed in the West Now Alan Mikhail presents a vitally needed recasting of Ottoman history retelling the story of the Ottoman conuest of the world through the dramatic biography of Sultan Selim I 1470 1520Born to a concubine and the fourth of his sultan father's ten sons Selim was never meant to inherit the throne With personal charisma and military prowess as well as the guidance of his remarkably gifted mother Gülbahar Selim claimed power over the empire in 1512 and through ruthless ambition nearly tripled the territory under Ottoman control building a governing structure that lasted into the twentieth century At the same time Selim known by his subjects as God's Shadow on Earth fostered religious diversity welcoming Jews among other minority populations into the empire; encouraged learning and philosophy; and penned his own verseDrawing on previously unexamined sources from multiple languages and with original maps and stunning illustrations Mikhail's game changing account challenges readers to recalibrate their sense of history Leslie Peirce adroitly using Selim's life to upend prevailing shibboleths about Islamic history and jingoistic rise of the West theories that have held sway for decades Whether recasting Christopher Columbus's voyages to the Americas as a bumbling attempt to slay Muslims or showing how the Ottomans allowed slaves to become the elite of society while Christian states at the very same time waged the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade God's Shadow radically reshapes our understanding of the importance of Selim's Ottoman Empire in the history of the modern world The narrative on the rise of modern Europe is constantly being revised but this book does a sound job on restoring reality The Ottomans had a profound effect on the development of the New World and the rise of Protestantism The slave trade that the Spanish developed also led to the evolution of New World racism and fear of Muslims which persists until today

Alan Mikhail × His Ottoman Empire READER

God's Shadow Sultan Selim His Ottoman Empire and the Making of the Modern WorldLong neglected in world history the Ottoman Empire was a hub of intellectual fervor geopolitical power and enlightened pluralistic rule At the height of their authority in the sixteenth century the Ottomans with extraordinary military dominance and unparalleled monopolies over trade routes controlledterritory and ruled overpeople than any world power forcing Europeans out of the Mediterranean and to the New WorldYet despite its towering influence and centrality to the rise of our modern world the Ottoman Empire's history has for centuries been distorted misrepresented and even suppressed in the West Now Alan Mikhail presents a vitally needed recasting of Ottoman history retelling the story of the Ottoman conuest of the world through the dramatic biography of Sultan Selim I 1470 1520Born to a concubine and the fourth of his sultan father's ten sons Selim was never meant to inherit the throne With personal charisma and military prowess as well as the guidance of his remarkably gifted mother Gülbahar Selim claimed power over the empire in 1512 and through ruthless ambition nearly tripled the territory under Ottoman control building a governing structure that lasted into the twentieth century At the same time Selim known by his subjects as God's Shadow on Earth fostered religious diversity welcoming Jews among other minority populations into the empire; encouraged learning and philosophy; and penned his own verseDrawing on previously unexamined sources from multiple languages and with original maps and stunning illustrations Mikhail's game changing account challenges readers to recalibrate their sense of history Leslie Peirce adroitly using Selim's life to upend prevailing shibboleths about Islamic history and jingoistic rise of the West theories that have held sway for decades Whether recasting Christopher Columbus's voyages to the Americas as a bumbling attempt to slay Muslims or showing how the Ottomans allowed slaves to become the elite of society while Christian states at the very same time waged the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade God's Shadow radically reshapes our understanding of the importance of Selim's Ottoman Empire in the history of the modern world A really easy history book to understand names and situations To anyone who loves history and has an interest in the middle east and its effect on the world today this a must and for a change a real page turnerCannot recommend this enough a book i will read again and again