The Ottoman Age of Exploration

Book Title The Ottoman Age of Exploration
Author Name
Giancarlo Casale
Publishing house Oxford University Press
Country – city UK
Date of issue December 1, 2011
Number of pages 304

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In 1517, the Ottoman Sultan Selim “the Grim” conquered Egypt and brought his empire for the first time in history into direct contact with the trading world of the Indian Ocean. During the decades that followed, the Ottomans became progressively more engaged in the affairs of this vast and previously unfamiliar region, eventually to the point of launching a systematic ideological, military and commercial challenge to the Portuguese Empire, their main rival for control of the lucrative trade routes of maritime Asia.

The Ottoman Age of Exploration is the first comprehensive historical account of this century-long struggle for global dominance, a struggle that raged from the shores of the Mediterranean to the Straits of Malacca, and from the interior of Africa to the steppes of Central Asia. Based on 


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