God's Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World

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Liveright Publishing Corporation
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6.2 X 9.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.9 pounds

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About the Author
A leading historian of his generation, Alan Mikhail, professor of history and chair of the Department of History at Yale University, has reforged our understandings of the past through his prize-winning books on the history of the Middle East.
Alan Mikhail is a very original and inventive historian.--Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
The Ottoman Empire lurks behind much of the modern world. Alan Mikhail's new book makes a great introduction to one of the key figures in Ottoman history, Sultan Selim I.--Mary Beard, author of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
Alan Mikhail's bold study of Sultan Selim, his conquests, and reforms rightfully gives the Ottoman Empire and Islam a central place in early modern history. An important book and a lively read as well.--Natalie Zemon Davis, author of Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds
This deeply researched and elegantly written book restores the Ottoman Empire to its rightful place in world history. [Alan] Mikhail deftly reminds us that leaders outside of Europe had a strong hand in shaping the world as we know it.--Annette Gordon-Reed, author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
Alan Mikhail astutely recovers the revealing life of a Turkish sultan who lived in the time of Columbus. Bent on global power, Selim dramatically expanded his Ottoman Empire at the expense of eastern neighbors and European Christians.... By exploring the rivalry and mutual influence of Islam and Christianity in the past, Mikhail offers fresh insights on our world.--Alan Taylor, author of Thomas Jefferson's Education