Turkey Book Talk

Marc David Baer on the Ottomans as khans, caesars and caliphs

November 9, 2021

Marc David Baer on “The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars and Caliphs” (Basic Books). The book argues for the Ottoman Empire as an inseparable part of European history - not as antithesis of the Christian West but as an intimate and active participant in the continent's shifting cultural and political tides.

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