The Islamic World in Decline: From the Treaty of Karlowitz to the Disintegration of the Ottoman Empire


Sicker examines the geopolitical forces and other factors that brought about the political decline of the Islamic world from its zenith in the early part of the 16th century to its nadir at the beginning of the 20th. Extensive coverage is given to the Ottoman-Persian rivalry and, later, the role of the European powers in contributing to the chronic instability of the Middle East.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2001