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Suleiman the Magnificent * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Suleiman the Magnificent, tenth sultan of the Ottoman Empire, may be an unfamiliar figure to many today. But in the sixteenth century, his military campaigns played a huge role in the shifting face of Euro Suleiman the Magnificent * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Suleiman the Magnificent, tenth sultan of the Ottoman Empire, may be an unfamiliar figure to many today. But in the sixteenth century, his military campaigns played a huge role in the shifting face of European politics. He was a man in search of power—his quest carried him not only to daring military exploits in Europe and Asia, but also through the intricate web of the Ottoman court, where deceit, scheming, and treachery abounded. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Makings of a Sultan ✓ A Rising Power ✓ The Besieged Island ✓ Court Life, Consorts, and Counsellors ✓ King Ferdinand and Vienna ✓ To the Edges of the Map ✓ The End of an Era And much more! This book describes his life, from his rivalry with the Hapsburg brothers, Charles and Ferdinand, to his doomed friendship with his grand vizier, Ibrahim, and his relationship with the indomitable Roxelana. Here you will find accounts of the battles he fought, the heroics and blunders of his enemies, and his relentless progress toward his colossal ambitions.


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Suleiman the Magnificent * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Suleiman the Magnificent, tenth sultan of the Ottoman Empire, may be an unfamiliar figure to many today. But in the sixteenth century, his military campaigns played a huge role in the shifting face of Euro Suleiman the Magnificent * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Suleiman the Magnificent, tenth sultan of the Ottoman Empire, may be an unfamiliar figure to many today. But in the sixteenth century, his military campaigns played a huge role in the shifting face of European politics. He was a man in search of power—his quest carried him not only to daring military exploits in Europe and Asia, but also through the intricate web of the Ottoman court, where deceit, scheming, and treachery abounded. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Makings of a Sultan ✓ A Rising Power ✓ The Besieged Island ✓ Court Life, Consorts, and Counsellors ✓ King Ferdinand and Vienna ✓ To the Edges of the Map ✓ The End of an Era And much more! This book describes his life, from his rivalry with the Hapsburg brothers, Charles and Ferdinand, to his doomed friendship with his grand vizier, Ibrahim, and his relationship with the indomitable Roxelana. Here you will find accounts of the battles he fought, the heroics and blunders of his enemies, and his relentless progress toward his colossal ambitions.

30 review for Suleiman the Magnificent: A Life From Beginning to End

  1. 4 out of 5

    Edoardo Albert

    A short but thorough, within the limitations of the space, introduction to Suleiman, tenth sultan of the Ottoman Empire and the man who raised it to the height of its power and prestige. While the European princes of the Renaissance, Charles V, Francis I and Henry VIII, vied for prestige and power, Suleiman brooded in the east, exquisitely aware of his power and even more exquisitely, indeed excruciatingly, aware of the lack of his family's prestige with respect to the ancient monarchies of Euro A short but thorough, within the limitations of the space, introduction to Suleiman, tenth sultan of the Ottoman Empire and the man who raised it to the height of its power and prestige. While the European princes of the Renaissance, Charles V, Francis I and Henry VIII, vied for prestige and power, Suleiman brooded in the east, exquisitely aware of his power and even more exquisitely, indeed excruciatingly, aware of the lack of his family's prestige with respect to the ancient monarchies of Europe. By the high point of his reign, all that had changed: the crowns of Europe glanced nervously eastwards to the brooding sultan in his Sublime Porte. Indeed, it is quite likely that Suleiman's presence made possible the enduring split in Christendom that produced the Reformation: Charles V could never devote all his forces to defeating the Reformation due to the ever-present threat of Suleiman - a man who regared Charles' imperial title as Holy Roman Emperor as a direct personal insult for there can only be one emperor and, so far as Suleiman was concerned, that emperor was him. A well written gallop through a most important reign.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Young Kim

    Readers can learn a lot about this Ottoman monarch known as the Magnificent even in the West. This brief, but very informative book tells us how he got the title of "Magnificent" after all. Story of Suleiman the Magnificent goes along with other two great leaders' examples both in the West and the East, Alexander the Great and Sejong the Great, respectively. Their predecessors created the stable base for them to rule courageously breaking old, unreasonable customs without much of challenge from t Readers can learn a lot about this Ottoman monarch known as the Magnificent even in the West. This brief, but very informative book tells us how he got the title of "Magnificent" after all. Story of Suleiman the Magnificent goes along with other two great leaders' examples both in the West and the East, Alexander the Great and Sejong the Great, respectively. Their predecessors created the stable base for them to rule courageously breaking old, unreasonable customs without much of challenge from the traditional, noble aristocrats. Unfortunately all three monarchs’ great reigns of stability and prosperity were undermined by their successors or sons feuding with each other, not over the actual work and glory for their countries and the people, but for their personal desire towards the empty title, wealth, authority in decision-making process and overall power. Over all, it is fairly a non-biased account of the man written in simple-plain English with easiness for anyone to flip through all the pages in a couple of hours.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    While Michelangelo was painting ceilings and carving marble into masterpieces, Martin Luther was undermining Rome and the established new religious order, and King Henry VIII was marrying and beheading brides, Sultan Suleiman in the Ottoman Empire was raising havoc throughout the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Indirectly, through the policy known as the “Law of Fratricide”, Sultan Suleiman I became the sole and undisputed leader of the Ottoman Empire in 1520. In 1511, his father, Selim I, had p While Michelangelo was painting ceilings and carving marble into masterpieces, Martin Luther was undermining Rome and the established new religious order, and King Henry VIII was marrying and beheading brides, Sultan Suleiman in the Ottoman Empire was raising havoc throughout the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Indirectly, through the policy known as the “Law of Fratricide”, Sultan Suleiman I became the sole and undisputed leader of the Ottoman Empire in 1520. In 1511, his father, Selim I, had paved the way for his son’s ascent to power by having all of his male siblings and cousins killed. Obviously, they didn’t feel that blood was thicker than water. The account of Suleiman’s siege of the Island of Rhodes and the staunch defense of the island by the Knights Hospitaller and the Rhodesian citizens is inspiring, and proof that determination can defeat overwhelming odds. Unlike Alexander the Great, Suleiman the Magnificent was a heterosexual and the three main women (Hafsa, his mother, Gulbahar, captured in Montenegro and brought to Constantinople, and Hurrem, believed to have been originally from Russia or the Ukraine), played a pivotal role in the Sultan’s life. By extension, they directly or indirectly influenced the history of the Ottoman Empire. The aforementioned “Law of Fratricide,” played a prominent role in the succession of powers after Sultan Suleiman’s death. Through deceit, corruption, and intrigue, only one son remained, Selim. Despite his best efforts as Selim II, the zenith of the Ottoman Empire had been reached and slowly descended for power and prestige after Suleiman’s death. Today, relatively little is known about this Turkish emperor and his influence over large parts of Europe and the Middle East. I found this book both refreshing and informative. It succeeded in piquing my interest into the life and times of this strong and talented leader. I hope to delve deeper in the future.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mustafa

    In the non-fiction book Suleiman The Magnificent: A Life from Beginning to End. Hourly History informs the reader of the incredible life of a Sultan. A child raised to be one of the greatest Sultans the Ottoman Empire had. He was a teenager when his sultan appointed him as a governor of Kaffa. He was really just and fair that people would call him Suleiman the Lawmaker. He fought for his life his throne his land and he died trying to conquer Hungary. His people and his soldiers really liked him. In the non-fiction book Suleiman The Magnificent: A Life from Beginning to End. Hourly History informs the reader of the incredible life of a Sultan. A child raised to be one of the greatest Sultans the Ottoman Empire had. He was a teenager when his sultan appointed him as a governor of Kaffa. He was really just and fair that people would call him Suleiman the Lawmaker. He fought for his life his throne his land and he died trying to conquer Hungary. His people and his soldiers really liked him. His death affected thousands of people. I would have enjoyed the book if the author had given more details about the main character and the wars between the main character and his enemies. What I like about this book was the way of explaining things. There weren’t many old words even tho it was a history book. Since it was a digital book you could have changed the font size and also you could see the most highlighted parts by other people. Suleiman said, “The people think of wealth and power as the greatest fate, but in this world, a spell of health is the best state” (Hourly). It is one of my favorite lines of all time. When Suleiman said this he lost two of his sons, and one of his wives. The reason why I love this quote is that it reminds me the real wealth is not power, the real wealth is being healthy. I recommend you read this book because it gives a brief explanation about the life of one of the best Sultans that the Ottoman had. I don’t find it that boring even tho it is a history book.

  5. 4 out of 5

    RA Ratterman

    A concise overview of the Sultan Suleiman I's life and an easy read. Informative and interesting and a good piece to read as an intro to further study of the Ottoman Empire. Read for personal historical research. Suleiman the Magnificent: A Life From Beginning to End, is a good resource for the researcher and enthusiast. Excerpts: "On the far edge of Europe, the Ottoman Empire was growing rapidly. At the same time as Michelangelo was painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the next sultan of t A concise overview of the Sultan Suleiman I's life and an easy read. Informative and interesting and a good piece to read as an intro to further study of the Ottoman Empire. Read for personal historical research. Suleiman the Magnificent: A Life From Beginning to End, is a good resource for the researcher and enthusiast. Excerpts: "On the far edge of Europe, the Ottoman Empire was growing rapidly. At the same time as Michelangelo was painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the next sultan of the Ottomans was a young boy studying his lessons by the coast of the Black Sea. His name was Suleiman." “The generosity of the Ottoman Empire is legendary. Have some coin.” —Suleiman “I, the sultan of sultans, and the strongest ruler, the loftiest king who defeats the kingdoms around the world... am the son of Sultan Selim.” —Suleiman "The policy, known as the “law of fratricide,” allowed the new sultan to eliminate any potential competitors to the throne." "The Hungarian commander agreed to surrender, accepting the promise that his few remaining soldiers would be allowed to live. However, as the Hungarian men marched out of Belgrade for the last time, the Ottoman forces slaughtered them."

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jerry Jares

    Having already read a couple of books about Sultan Suleiman of the Ottoman Empire, I was impressed with the clarity and conciseness of this offering.  This book shows significant aspects of his reign and governorship.  He was a unique man and was able to take advantage of the world situation for his own gain.   I particularly liked the way this author explained the Knights Hospitaller.  I did not realize that they originally were there in the Middle East to assist pilgrims to safely travel the ro Having already read a couple of books about Sultan Suleiman of the Ottoman Empire, I was impressed with the clarity and conciseness of this offering.  This book shows significant aspects of his reign and governorship.  He was a unique man and was able to take advantage of the world situation for his own gain.   I particularly liked the way this author explained the Knights Hospitaller.  I did not realize that they originally were there in the Middle East to assist pilgrims to safely travel the roads in the Holy Land. This is a quick read that will whet the reader's appetite for more information about this amazing ruler.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Nadia

    This book was a deception . First of all, it's more like a school essay, too general and short - 24 pages. It's so short that the essay starts at the half of the book because the first half was occupied with "Low-Carb Donuts" recipes!!! 24 pages of that. People, if need to fill out a book in order to be printed, at least put a related topic! This book was a deception . First of all, it's more like a school essay, too general and short - 24 pages. It's so short that the essay starts at the half of the book because the first half was occupied with "Low-Carb Donuts" recipes!!! 24 pages of that. People, if need to fill out a book in order to be printed, at least put a related topic!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Timothy L. Verity

    A good overview of the Ottoman Emperor Although I wish the book spent some more time covering the societal and cultural influences of Suleiman, this gives a good look at his life while keeping to the Hourly History brevity.

  9. 4 out of 5

    George Polansky

    An informative snapshot of Ottoman Empire.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ron

    A very enjoyable read and quick.

  11. 4 out of 5

    April

    Interesting An interesting brief introduction into the life of one of the world's greatest rulers in history. It made me eager to find out more about Suleiman. Interesting An interesting brief introduction into the life of one of the world's greatest rulers in history. It made me eager to find out more about Suleiman.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Thomas Mihalchick

    Fascinating What a great book! Why wasn't i taught this in school? It seems as if this part of the world has been in turmoil forever. This book helps explain why. Fascinating What a great book! Why wasn't i taught this in school? It seems as if this part of the world has been in turmoil forever. This book helps explain why.

  13. 5 out of 5

    derick prentice

    Very interesting but concentrated on battles and not the time period imo

  14. 4 out of 5

    Roc Powell

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ercan

  16. 5 out of 5

    James Atwell

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lowell w. lundy

  18. 5 out of 5

    Valeria

  19. 5 out of 5

    Leire Rogel

  20. 5 out of 5

    janine lorna coelho

  21. 4 out of 5

    Amelia Egypt

  22. 4 out of 5

    uri ben iosef

  23. 5 out of 5

    srinivas k reddy

  24. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

  25. 5 out of 5

    Soham Agarwal

  26. 5 out of 5

    Chip

  27. 4 out of 5

    ROBERT A. KRONENBERG

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jeffrey Lee LaFace

  29. 4 out of 5

    Doctor Geoffrey Walker

  30. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Perez

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