Chapter 4: Ottoman expansion in the East

2012-01-01
In contrast to the lands to the west, what surrounded the Ottoman state to the north, south and east were political structures which had the same religious, ethnic and/or cultural roots. Thus eastward expansion was not for the Ottomans merely a territorial or economic matter but was, more importantly, a struggle to establish and strengthen their own existence and legitimacy.
Citation Formats
E. Boyar, Chapter 4: Ottoman expansion in the East. 2012, p. 140.