Ottoman Empire was one of the greatest empires in history. In orienting the sixteenth century world politics, Ottoman Empire had an overwhelming role in the formation of the political and religious structure of today’s world. Although the Ottoman Empire has been wiped out of the history scene, traces it left are still visible. Despite our constant exposure to the traces of it, the history of Ottoman Empire remains in the dark to those readers outside the academic world.
Ottoman historiography had experienced a great leap in the previous 50-60 years, however, the findings of these researches failed to reach the public opinion in Turkey. In this book, while exploring the outline of Ottoman history the findings of these scholarly works have been taken as a starting point but are communicated in a more comprehensible language.