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The Ottoman Empire was a formidable force involved in European politics and commerce, yet it has not received its due in popular narratives of early modern history. In this beautifully illustrated overview, Renée Worringer provides a clear and comprehensive account of the Empire’s six-hundred-year history. Uncovering the strategies behind the longevity of the Ottoman Empire, the author highlights the Empire’s pragmatism and flexibility in governing over vast territories and diverse peoples. In full color throughout, A Short History of the Ottoman Empire uses clear headings, themes, text boxes, primary source translations, and maps to assist students in understanding the Empire’s complex and lengthy history.