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God’s Shadow: The Ottoman sultan who shaped the modern world

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God’s Shadow: The Ottoman sultan who shaped the modern world

SKU: 9780571331932 Category: Product ID: 50098

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Title: God’s Shadow: The Ottoman sultan who shaped the modern world
Author: MIKHAIL ALAN
Format: PAPERBACK
Publication date: 20/10/2020
Imprint: FABER & FABER
Price: $33.00
Publishing status: Active

The Ottoman Empire was a hub of flourishing intellectual fervor, geopolitical power, and enlightened pluralistic rule. At the helm of its ascent was the omnipotent Sultan Selim I (1470-1520), who, with the aid of his extraordinarily gifted mother, Gulbahar, hugely expanded the empire, propelling it onto the world stage.

Aware of centuries of European suppression of Islamic history, Alan Mikhail centers Selim’s Ottoman Empire and Islam as the very pivots of global history, redefining such world-changing events as Christopher Columbus’s voyages – which originated, in fact, as a Catholic jihad that would come to view Native Americans as somehow “Moorish” – the Protestant Reformation, the transatlantic slave trade, and the dramatic Ottoman seizure of the Middle East and North Africa.

Drawing on previously unexamined sources and written in gripping detail, Mikhail’s groundbreaking account vividly recaptures Selim’s life and world. An historical masterwork, God’s Shadow radically reshapes our understanding of a world we thought we knew.

ISBN: 9780571331932
Dimension: 234mm X 153mm
Pages: 496

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Dimensions 234 × 153 mm