Turkey Book Talk

Alan Mikhail on Selim I, the Ottoman Empire and the making of the modern world

September 1, 2020

Alan Mikhail, professor of history at Yale University, on "God's Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire and the Making of the Modern World" (WW Norton). The book is a continent-spanning account of the life and times of Selim I, who ruled from 1512 to 1520 and whose reign saw seismic changes in Ottoman and world history.

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