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The treaty of Edirne did not prove to be very reliable for, in September, John Hunyadi and King Vladislav I of Hungary crossed the Danube against the Ottomans. Murad, who had returned from retirement to lead the campaign, commanded the Ottoman forces. The two armies met in battle near Varna. The Hungarian forces were defeated, Vladislav being killed and Hunyadi fleeing from the battlefield. Murad's return to the political stage was temporary and after this Ottoman victory he once more withdrew, leaving Mehmed precariously in charge.
Where the previous literature has emphasised the military prowess of the early Ottoman state and its role as 'the infidel enemy', this book offers a rare insight into its economic aspirations and eventual integration into the economy of the Mediterranean basin. This is a readable, authoritative and innovative study which illuminates our understanding of an obscure period in early Ottoman history. KATE FLEET is Curator of the Skilliter Centre for Ottoman Studies, Newnham College, Cambridge. Page iii Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization Editorial board DAVID MORGAN (general editor) VIRGINIA AKSAN MICHAEL BRETT MICHAEL COOK PETER JACKSON TARIF KHALIDI ROY MOTTAHEDEH BASIM MUSALLAM CHASE ROBINSON Titles in the series STEFAN SPERL, Mannerism in Arabic poetry: a structural analysis of selected texts, 3rd century AH/9th century AD5th century AH/11th century AD 0 521 354854 BEATRICE FORBES MANZ, The rise and rule of Tamerlane 0 521 345952 (hardback) 0 521 406145 (paperback) PAUL E.
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A Clash of Empires: Turkey between Russian Bolshevism and British Imperialism, 1918-1923 by Bulent Gokay