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“What are the best books about the Ottoman Empire?” We looked at 206 of the top books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 18 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Ottoman Empire” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 150+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 18 Ottoman Empire Books



18 .) A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire by M. Şükrü Hanioğlu

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dig Books
  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3

“At the turn of the nineteenth century, the Ottoman Empire straddled three continents and encompassed extraordinary ethnic and cultural diversity among the estimated thirty million people living within its borders. It was perhaps the most cosmopolitan state in the world–and possibly the most volatile. A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire now gives scholars and general readers a concise history of the late empire between 1789 and 1918, turbulent years marked by incredible social change.

Moving past standard treatments of the subject, M. Sükrü Hanioglu emphasizes broad historical trends and processes more than single events. He examines the imperial struggle to centralize amid powerful opposition from local rulers, nationalist and other groups, and foreign powers. He looks closely at the socioeconomic changes this struggle wrought and addresses the Ottoman response to the challenges of modernity. Hanioglu shows how this history is not only essential to comprehending modern Turkey, but is integral to the histories of Europe and the world. He brings Ottoman society marvelously to life in all its facets–cultural, diplomatic, intellectual, literary, military, and political–and he mines imperial archives and other documents from the period to describe it as it actually was, not as it has been portrayed in postimperial nationalist narratives. A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the legacy left in this empire’s ruins–a legacy the world still grapples with today.”

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17 .) An Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire 1300 – 1600 by Halil İnalcık

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3
  • Thought Co.

This book provides a richly detailed account of the social and economic history of the Ottoman Empire, one of the major empires of modern times. In so doing it spans seven centuries, from the origins of the Empire around 1300 to the eve of its destruction during World War I. In four chronological sections the contributors provide the reader with valuable information on land tenure systems, population, trade and commerce and the industrial economy. This is an essential book for understanding contemporary developments in both the Middle East and the post-Soviet Balkan world.

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16 .) Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk

Lists It Appears On:

  • Signature
  • Goodreads 2
  • Rick Steves

Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy–or hüzün–that all Istanbullus share: the sadness that comes of living amid the ruins of a lost empire. With cinematic fluidity, Pamuk moves from the lives of his glamorous, unhappy parents to the gorgeous, decrepit mansions overlooking the Bosphorus; from the dawning of his self-consciousness to the writers and painters–both Turkish and foreign–who would shape his consciousness of his city. Like Joyce’s Dublin and Borges’ Buenos Aires, Pamuk’s Istanbul is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving.

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15 .) Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire by Jason Goodwin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dig Books
  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3

Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, in three centuries it advanced from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at the Empire’s height, Indian rajahs and the kings of France beseeched its aid. For the next three hundred years the Empire seemed ready to collapse, a prodigy of survival and decay. Early in the twentieth century it fell. In this dazzling evocation of its power, Jason Goodwin explores how the Ottomans rose and how, against all odds, they lingered on. In the process he unfolds a sequence of mysteries, triumphs, treasures, and terrors unknown to most American readers.

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14 .) My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 2
  • Rick Steves

The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land to create a great book celebrating the glories of his realm. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed. The ruling elite therefore mustn’t know the full scope or nature of the project, and panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears. The only clue to the mystery–or crime? –lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex and power.

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13 .) Portrait of a Turkish Family by Irfan Orga

Lists It Appears On:

  • Five books
  • Goodreads 2
  • Rick Steves

Describes in chilling, yet affectionate, detail the disintegration of a wealthy Ottoman family, both financially and emotionally. It is rich with the scent of fin de sieclé Istanbul in the last days of the Ottoman Empire. His mother was a beauty, married at thirteen, as befitted a Turkish woman of her class. His grandmother was an eccentric autocrat, determined at all costs to maintain her traditional habits. But the war changed everything. Death and financial disaster reigned, the Sultan was overthrown, and Turkey became a republic.

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12 .) Suleyman the Magnificent and His Age: The Ottoman Empire in the Early Modern World by André Clot

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rick Steves
  • Thought Co.
  • Flipkart

Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent (r.1520-1566) dominated the eastern Mediterranean and Ottoman worlds – and the imagination of his contemporaries – very much as his fellow sovereigns Charles V, Francis I and Henry VIII in the west. He greatly expanded the Ottoman empire, capturing Rhodes, Belgrade, Hungary, the Red Sea coast of Arabia, and even besieging Vienna. Patron and legislator as well as conqueror, he stamped his name on an age. These specially-commissioned essays by leading experts examine Suleyman’s reign in its wider political and diplomatic context, both Ottoman and European.

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11 .) The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak

Lists It Appears On:

  • Signature
  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 2

In her latest novel, Turkey’s preeminent female writer spins an epic tale spanning nearly a century in the life of the Ottoman Empire. In 1540, twelve-year-old Jahan arrives in Istanbul. As an animal tamer in the sultan’s menagerie, he looks after the exceptionally smart elephant Chota and befriends (and falls for) the sultan’s beautiful daughter, Princess Mihrimah. A palace education leads Jahan to Mimar Sinan, the empire’s chief architect, who takes Jahan under his wing as they construct (with Chota’s help) some of the most magnificent buildings in history. Yet even as they build Sinan’s triumphant masterpieces—the incredible Suleymaniye and Selimiye mosques—dangerous undercurrents begin to emerge, with jealousy erupting among Sinan’s four apprentices.

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10 .) The Bellini Card by Jason Goodwin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Five books
  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 1

“Istanbul, 1840: the new sultan, Abdülmecid, has heard a rumor that Bellini’s vanished masterpiece, a portrait of Mehmet the Conqueror, may have resurfaced in Venice. Yashim, our eunuch detective, is promptly asked to investigate, but — aware that the sultan’s advisers are against any extravagant repurchase of the painting — decides to deploy his disempowered Polish ambassador friend, Palewski, to visit Venice in his stead. Palewski arrives in disguise in down-and-out Venice, where a killer is at large as dealers, faded aristocrats, and other unknown factions seek to uncover the whereabouts of the missing Bellini.

But is it the Bellini itself that endangers all, or something associated with its original loss? And why is it that all the killer’s victims are somehow tied to the alluring Contessa d’Aspi d’Istria? Will the Austrians unmask Palewski, or will the killer find him first? Only Yashim can uncover the truth behind the manifold mysteries.”

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9 .) The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire by Alan Warwick Palmer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dig Books
  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3

The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire offers a provocative view of the empire’s decline, from the failure to take Vienna in 1683 to the abolition of the Sultanate by Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) in 1922 during a revolutionary upsurge in Turkish national pride. The narrative contains instances of violent revolt and bloody reprisals, such as the massacres of Armenians in 1896, and other “ethnic episodes” in Crete and Macedonia. More generally, it emphasizes recurring problems: competition between religious and secular authority; the acceptance or rejection of Western ideas; and the strength or weakness of successive Sultans. The book also highlights the special challenges of the early twentieth century, when railways and oilfields gave new importance to Ottoman lands in the Middle East.

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8 .) The Ottoman Age of Exploration by Giancarlo Casale

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dig Books
  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3

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 extensive research in the archives of Turkey and Portugal, as well as materials written on three continents and in a half dozen languages, it presents an unprecedented picture of the global reach of the Ottoman state during the sixteenth century. It does so through a dramatic recounting of the lives of sultans and viziers, spies, corsairs, soldiers-of-fortune, and women from the imperial harem. Challenging traditional narratives of Western dominance, it argues that the Ottomans were not only active participants in the Age of Exploration, but ultimately bested the Portuguese in the game of global politics by using sea power, dynastic prestige, and commercial savoir faire to create their own imperial dominion throughout the Indian Ocean.

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7 .) The Ottoman Centuries by John Patrick Douglas Balfour

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dig Books
  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3

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6 .) The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age 1300-1600 by Halil İnalcık

Lists It Appears On:

  • Thought Co.
  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3

A preeminent scholar of Turkish history vividly portrays 300 years of this distinctively Eastern culture as it grew from a military principality to the world’s most powerful Islamic state. He paints a striking picture of the prominence of religion and warfare in everyday life, as well as the traditions of statecraft, administration, social values, financial, and land policies. “…masterly…Halil Inalcik is one of the foremost living students of Ottoman history.

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5 .) The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe by Daniel Goffman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dig Books
  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3
  • Thought Co.

Despite the fact that its capital city and over one third of its territory was within the continent of Europe, the Ottoman Empire has consistently been regarded as a place apart, inextricably divided from the West by differences of culture and religion. A perception of its militarism, its barbarism, its tyranny, the sexual appetites of its rulers and its pervasive exoticism has led historians to measure the Ottoman world against a western standard and find it lacking. In recent decades, a dynamic and convincing scholarship has emerged that seeks to comprehend and, in the process, to de-exoticize this enduring realm. Dan Goffman provides a thorough introduction to the history and institutions of the Ottoman Empire from this new standpoint, and presents a claim for its inclusion in Europe. His lucid and engaging book–an important addition to New Approaches in European History–will be essential reading for undergraduates.

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4 .) The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650: The Structure Of Power by Colin Imber

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dig Books
  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3
  • Thought Co.

“An essential introductory textbook that provides students with an authoritative survey of the history of the Ottoman Empire: from its obscure origins in the fourteenth century, through its rise to world-power status, to the troubled times of the seventeenth century. Colin Imber explores how the Sultans governed their realms and the limits on their authority.

This is an ideal core text for modules on Ottoman History or the Ottoman Empire – or a supplementary text for broader modules on Mediterranean History, Early Modern History, Islamic History, Middle Eastern History, Turkish History or Imperial History – which may be offered at the upper levels of an undergraduate History, Turkish, European Studies or Middle Eastern Studies degree. In addition it is a crucial resource for students who may be studying the Ottoman Empire for the first time as part of a taught postgraduate degree in Early Modern History, Turkish, or Islamic Studies.”

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3 .) The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922 by Donald Quataert

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dig Books
  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3
  • Thought Co.

The Ottoman Empire was one of the most important non-Western states to survive from medieval to modern times, and played a vital role in European and global history. It continues to affect the peoples of the Middle East, the Balkans and central and western Europe to the present day. This new survey examines the major trends during the latter years of the empire, paying attention to gender issues and to hotly-debated topics such as the treatment of minorities. In this second edition, Donald Quataert has updated his authoritative text, revised the bibliographies, and included brief biographies of major figures of the Byzantines and the post-Ottoman Middle East.

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2 .) Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernières

Lists It Appears On:

  • Signature
  • The Guardian
  • Goodreads 1
  • Goodreads 2
  • Rick Steves

In his first novel since Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernières creates a world, populates it with characters as real as our best friends, and launches it into the maelstrom of twentieth-century history. The setting is a small village in southwestern Anatolia in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire. Everyone there speaks Turkish, though they write it in Greek letters. It’s a place that has room for a professional blasphemer; where a brokenhearted aga finds solace in the arms of a Circassian courtesan who isn’t Circassian at all; where a beautiful Christian girl named Philothei is engaged to a Muslim boy named Ibrahim. But all of this will change when Turkey enters the modern world. Epic in sweep, intoxicating in its sensual detail, Birds Without Wings is an enchantment.

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1 .) Osman’s Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire by Caroline Finkel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Goodreads 3
  • Rick Steves
  • Thought Co.
  • Dig Books

The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest and most influential empires in world history. Its reach extended to three continents and it survived for more than six centuries, but its history is too often colored by the memory of its bloody final throes on the battlefields of World War I. In this magisterial work-the first definitive account written for the general reader-renowned scholar and journalist Caroline Finkel lucidly recounts the epic story of the Ottoman Empire from its origins in the thirteenth century through its destruction in the twentieth.

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The 150+ Additional Books About The Ottoman Empire



 

#BooksAuthorsLists
(Titles Appear On 2 Lists Each)
19A Monetary History of the Ottoman EmpireŞevket Pamuk
Goodreads 2
Goodreads 3
20A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall Of The Ottoman Empire And The Creation Of The Modern Middle EastDavid FromkinWikipedia
Goodreads 2
21A Short History of ByzantiumJohn Julius Norwich
The Guardian
Rick Steves
22An Evil Eye (Yashim the Eunuch, #4)Jason Goodwin
Goodreads 2
Goodreads 1
23And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga, #1)Kiersten White
Goodreads 2
Goodreads 1
24Between Two Worlds: The Construction of the Ottoman StateCemal Kafadar
Goodreads 2
Goodreads 3
25Constantinople: City of the World’s DesirePhilip Mansel
Thought Co.
The Guardian
26Empires of the Sea: The Final Battle for the Mediterranean, 1521-1580Roger Crowley
Goodreads 2
Goodreads 3
27Encyclopedia of the Ottoman EmpireGabor Agoston and Bruce Alan Masters
Goodreads 3
Thought Co.
28History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey: Volume 1, Empire of the Gazis: The Rise and Decline of the Ottoman Empire 1280 1808Stanford J. Shaw
Goodreads 2
Goodreads 3
29Memed, My HawkYashar KemalSignature
Rick Steves
30Rebel LandChristopher de BellaigueSignature
The Guardian
31SnowOrhan Pamuk
The Guardian
Rick Steves
32Subjects of the Sultan: Culture and Daily Life in the Ottoman EmpireSuraiya Faroqhi
Goodreads 2
Goodreads 3
33The Abyssinian Proof (Kamil Pasha, #2)Jenny White
Goodreads 2
Goodreads 1
34The Aviary GateKatie Hickman
Goodreads 1
Goodreads 2
35The Bastard of IstanbulElif Shafak
Goodreads 1
Rick Steves
36The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans and the Battle for EuropeAndrew Wheatcroft
Goodreads 2
Goodreads 3
37The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle EastEugene Rogan
Goodreads 2
Thought Co.
38The GendarmeMark Mustian
Goodreads 1
Goodreads 2
39The Janissary Tree (Yashim the Eunuch, #1)Jason Goodwin
Goodreads 2
Goodreads 1
40The Oracle of StamboulMichael David Lukas
Goodreads 1
Goodreads 2
41The Ottoman Empire and the World Around ItSuraiya Faroqhi
Goodreads 2
Goodreads 3
42The Snake Stone (Yashim the Eunuch, #2)Jason Goodwin
Goodreads 2
Goodreads 1
43The Sultan’s HaremColin Falconer
Goodreads 1
Goodreads 2
44The Well-Protected Domains: Ideology and the Legitimation of Power in the Ottoman Empire, 1876-1909Selim Deringil
Thought Co.
Goodreads 3
45Turkey: a Short HistoryNorman Stone
The Guardian
Five books
(Titles Appear On 1 List Each)
461453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the WestRoger Crowley
Goodreads 2
471908 DevrimiAykut Kansu
Goodreads 3
48A Historical Archaeology of the Ottoman EmpireFlipkart
49A History of Ottoman ArchitectureGodfrey Goodwin
Goodreads 3
50A Mind at PeaceAhmet Hamdi TanpinarSignature
51A Moveable EmpireFlipkart
52
A Perfect Injustice: Genocide and Theft of Armenian Wealth
Flipkart
53A Secret in Her KissAnna Randol
Goodreads 1
54
A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility
Flipkart
55
About Turkey: Geography, Economy, Politics, Religion, and Culture
Flipkart
56Activists in Office: Kurdish Politics and Protest in TurkeyFlipkart
57AdoraBertrice Small
Goodreads 1
58An Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire 1600 – 1914Suraiya Faroqhi
Goodreads 3
59An Ottoman Statesman in War & Peace: Ahmed Resmi Efendi, 1700-1783Virginia H. Aksan
Goodreads 3
60
Annals of the Turkish Empire from 1591 to 1659 of the Christian Era, Volume 1… – Primary Source Edition
Flipkart
61
Arming the Sultan: German Arms Trade and Diplomacy in the Ottoman Empire Before World War 1
Flipkart
62Atatürk: The Biography of the Founder of Modern TurkeyAndrew MangoRick Steves
63Bandits and BureaucratsKaren Barkey
Goodreads 3
64
Beyond the Two Rivers: The Continuing Story of Mannig the Heroine of Between the Two Rivers Following the Armenian Genocide
Flipkart
65BlissO. Z. LivaneliRick Steves
66Byzantium to Turkey, 1071-1453 1st EditionFlipkart
67City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval EmpireRoger Crowley
Goodreads 3
68Classical Turkish CookingAyla Algar
The Guardian
69
Consumption Studies and the History of the Ottoman Empire, 1550-1992: An Introduction (Suny Series in the Social and Economic History of the Middle East)
Flipkart
70
Creating East and West: Renaissance Humanists and the Ottoman Turks
Flipkart
71Crescent & StarStephen KinzerRick Steves
72Dangerous WeaknessCaroline Warfield
Goodreads 1
73Delilah Dirk and the Turkish LieutenantTony CliffRick Steves
74Desert Eden (Devereaux Family #3)Patricia Grasso
Goodreads 1
75East Encounters West: France and the Ottoman Empire in the Eighteenth CenturyFatma Müge Göçek
Goodreads 3
76
East Faces West; Impressions of a Turkish Writer in India: Halid Edib
Flipkart
77Eat Smart in TurkeyJoan PetersonRick Steves
78Economics and Capitalism in the Ottoman EmpireDeniz T. Kılınçoğlu
Goodreads 3
79Edessa ‘The Blessed City’Flipkart
80Empire and Education Under the OttomansFlipkart
81Empress of the East: How a European Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman EmpireLeslie Peirce
Goodreads 2
82EothenAW Kinglake
The Guardian
83
Essays in Ottoman and Turkish History, 1774-1923: The Impact of the West
Flipkart
84
Foreign Policy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, 1918-1920: The Difficult Road to Western Integration
Flipkart
85Formation of the Modern State: The Ottoman Empire Sixteenth to Eighteenth CenturiesRifa’at Ali Abou-el-haj
Goodreads 3
86Fourth Crusade: The Conquest of ConstantinopleFlipkart
87Gallipoli 1915Flipkart
88Geschichte des osmanischen ReichesWikipedia
89Guri i Gjarprit (Yashim the Eunuch #2)Jason Goodwin
Goodreads 1
90History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey: Volume 2, Reform, Revolution, and Republic: The Rise of Modern Turkey 1808 1975Stanford J. Shaw
Goodreads 3
91
How Happy to Call Oneself a Turk: Provincial Newspapers and the Negotiation of a Muslim National Identity
Flipkart
92Human Landscapes from My CountryNazim HikmetRick Steves
93İmparatorluğun En Uzun Yüzyılıİlber Ortaylı
Goodreads 3
94In the Palaces of the SultanFlipkart
95Innocent in the HaremMichelle Willingham
Goodreads 1
96Ionian VisionMichael Llewellyn SmithFive books
97
ISLAM, DEMOCRACY AND DIALOGUE IN TURKEY Har/Ele Edition
Flipkart
98IstanbulThomas F. MaddenSignature
99Istanbul for KidsBurçak Gürün MurabenRick Steves
100Istanbul: Poetry of Place, editedAtes Orga
The Guardian
101Istanbul: The Imperial CityJohn FreelyRick Steves
102Kurdish Nationalist Movement-PaFlipkart
103
Ladino Rabbinic Literature and Ottoman Sephardic Culture
Flipkart
104Land of MarvelsBarry Unsworth
Goodreads 2
105Lara’s Last Journey (One More Time, #2)Mya Larose
Goodreads 1
106Late Ottoman Palestine: The Period of Young Turk RuleFlipkart
107Late Ottoman Society: The Intellectual LegacyElisabeth Özdalga
Goodreads 3
108Letters in Gold: Ottoman Calligrahy from the Sakip Sabanci Collection, IstanbulM. Uğur Derman
Goodreads 3
109LevantPhilip ManselFive books
110Life and Society in Byzantine CappadociaFlipkart
111Like Water on StoneDana Walrath
Goodreads 1
112Memoirs of an ExileAziz NesinRick Steves
113Migration Ballads: A Poet’s JourneyFlipkart
114Now I Rise (The Conqueror’s Saga, #2)Kiersten White
Goodreads 1
115One for SorrowMary Reed and Eric MayerRick Steves
116Ordered to DieWikipedia
117OsmanlıÜmit Hassan
Goodreads 3
118Osmanlı İmparatorluğunda Devlet ve EkonomiMehmet Genç
Goodreads 3
119Osmanlı Toplumunda Zındıklar ve Mülhidler: 15.-17. YüzyıllarAhmet Yaşar Ocak
Goodreads 3
120Osmanlı’da Kent ve KentlilerSuraiya Faroqhi (Trasnlator)
Goodreads 3
121Ottoman Nizamiye Courts: Law and ModernityFlipkart
122Ottoman Tulips, Ottoman CoffeeFlipkart
123Ottoman Warfare, 1500-1700Rhoads Murphey
Thought Co.
124Ottoman Wars 1700-1870: An Empire BesiegedFlipkart
125Ottomania: The Romantics and the Myth of the Islamic OrientRoderick Cavaliero
Goodreads 2
126Palgrave Advances In Byzantine HistoryFlipkart
127Paradise Lost: Smyrna, 1922Giles Milton
Goodreads 2
128Pawn in FrankincenseDorothy Dunnett
Goodreads 2
129Peace to end all peaceDig Books
130Pilgrims and SultansFlipkart
131
Prison Writings: The Pkk and the Kurdish Question in the 21st Century
Flipkart
132Reform in the Ottoman Empire, 1856-1876Roderic H. Davison
Goodreads 3
133Rise of the Bourgeoisie, Demise of Empire: Ottoman Westernization and Social ChangeFatma Müge Göçek
Goodreads 3
134Sailing from ByzantiumColin WellsRick Steves
135Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A TriumphT.E. Lawrence
Goodreads 2
136Sleeping in the ForestSait FaikSignature
137Songs My Mother Never Taught MeSelcuk AltunSignature
138State and Peasant in the Ottoman Empire: Agrarian Power Relations and Regional Economic Development in Ottoman Anatolia During the Sixteenth CenturyHuricihan İslamoğlu
Goodreads 3
139Stephen the Great and Balkan NationalismFlipkart
140Sultan and His Subjects, Volume 1Flipkart
141Swords of Arabia: WarlordAnthony Litton
Goodreads 1
142T Is for TurkeyNilufer Topaloglu PyperRick Steves
143Tales from the Expat HaremAnastasia M. Ashman and Jennifer Eaton GökmenRick Steves
144Tears of Pearl (Lady Emily, #4)Tasha Alexander
Goodreads 1
145The Age Of Sinan: Architectural Culture In The Ottoman EmpireGülru Necipoğlu
Goodreads 3
146The Baklava ClubJason Goodwin
Goodreads 2
147The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany’s Bid for World PowerSean McMeekin
Goodreads 2
148The Black BookOrhan PamukRick Steves
149The Bridge on the DrinaIvo Andrić
Goodreads 2
150The Constitutional System of Turkey: 1876 to the PresentFlipkart
151The Drop That Became the SeaYunus EmreRick Steves
152The Drowning Guard: A Novel of the Ottoman EmpireLinda Lafferty
Goodreads 1
153The End of the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1923A.L. Macfie
Thought Co.
154The Genesis of Young Ottoman ThoughtŞerif Mardin
Goodreads 3
155The Grand Turk: Sultan Mehmet II-Conqueror of Constantinople and Master of an EmpireJohn Freely
Goodreads 2
156The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman ArmeniansDonald Bloxham
Goodreads 3
157The Great Powers and the End of the Ottoman Empire
Thought Co.
158The Hejaz Railway and the Ottoman EmpireFlipkart
159The Holy Roman Empire and the OttomansFlipkart
160The Modernization of Public Education in the Ottoman Empire, 1839-1908: Islamization, Autocracy and DisciplineSelçuk Akşin Somel
Goodreads 3
161The Origins of the Ottoman EmpireMehmed Fuad Köprülü
Goodreads 3
162The Ottoman EmpireBogdan Murgescu (Editor)
Goodreads 3
163The Ottoman Empire 1326–1699Stephen Turnbull
Goodreads 3
164The Ottoman Empire and the Bosnian UprisingFlipkart
165
The Ottoman Origins of Modern Iraq: Political Reform, Modernization and Development in the Nineteenth Century Middle East (Library of Ottoman Studies)
Flipkart
166The Ottoman Road to War in 1914: The Ottoman Empire and the First World WarMustafa Aksakal
Goodreads 2
167The Ottoman Turks: An Introductory History to 1923Justin A. McCarthy
Goodreads 3
168The Ottomans and the MamluksFlipkart
169The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mullah NasrudinIdries ShahRick Steves
170The Politicization of Islam: Reconstructing Identity, State, Faith, and Community in the Late Ottoman StateKemal H. Karpat
Goodreads 3
171The Rage of the VultureBarry Unsworth
Goodreads 2
172The Rise of Oriental TravelFlipkart
173The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian GirlDavid KherdianRick Steves
174The Sandcastle GirlsChris Bohjalian
Goodreads 1
175The Second Ottoman Empire: Political and Social Transformation in the Early Modern WorldBaki Tezcan
Goodreads 3
176The Secret History of IranHamad Subani
Goodreads 3
177The Siege of Kut-Al-AmaraFlipkart
178The Siege of ShkodraWikipedia
179The Stone of Destiny: Tales from TurkeyElspeth TavaciRick Steves
180The Sultan and His SubjectsFlipkart
181The Sultan’s DaughterAnn Chamberlin
Goodreads 1
182The Sultan’s EyesKelly Gardiner
Goodreads 1
183The Sultan’s Seal (Kamil Pasha, #1)Jenny White
Goodreads 1
184The TournamentMatthew Reilly
Goodreads 1
185
The Turkish-Israeli Relationship: Changing Ties of Middle Eastern Outsiders
Flipkart
186The Turks TodayAndrew MangoRick Steves
187The Unveiled Ladies of StamboulFlipkart
188The Venetian ContractMarina Fiorato
Goodreads 2
189The Winter Thief (Kamil Pasha, #3)Jenny White
Goodreads 1
190The World War DeceptionHamad Subani
Goodreads 3
191The Young AtaturkFlipkart
192They Can Live in the Desert But Nowhere Else: A History of the Armenian GenocideRonald Grigor Suny
Goodreads 2
193Tocqueville in the Ottoman Empire: Rival Paths to the Modern StateAriel Salzmann
Goodreads 3
194
Turkey in Germany: The Transitional Sphere of Deutschkei (Middle East Studies: History, Politics & Law) annotated edition Edition
Flipkart
195Turkey Reframed: Constituting Neoliberal HegemonyFlipkart
196Turkey Since 1970Flipkart
197Turkey: A Past and a FutureFlipkart
198Turkey’s Accession to the European UnionFlipkart
199Turkey’s ModernizationFlipkart
200Turkish Delight: A Kid’s Guide to Istanbul, TurkeyPenelope DyanRick Steves
201Turkish DynamicsFlipkart
202Turkish LettersOgier Ghiselin de Busbecq
The Guardian
203Turkish OdysseySerif YenenRick Steves
204Turkish ReflectionsMary Lee SettleRick Steves
205Under the ShadowKaya GencSignature
206With the Turks in PalestineFlipkart


11 Best Ottoman Empire History Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Dig Books Top 10 Books on the Ottoman Empire
Five books The best books on Turkish History
Flipkart Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Goodreads 1 Ottoman Empire – Fiction
Goodreads 2 Popular Ottoman Empire Books
Goodreads 3 Ottoman history
Rick Steves Turkey: Recommended Books and Movies
Signature After the Ottoman Empire: The Best Turkey Books to Read Now
The Guardian Jason Goodwin’s top 10 books about Turkey
Thought Co. The Best Books on the Ottoman Empire
Wikipedia Category:History books about the Ottoman Empire