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Ottoman Pathways to Tolerance

Ottoman Pathways to Tolerance

Marc David Baer demonstrates how the Ottomans established tolerance in Europe hundreds of years before the Enlightenment.
Marc David Baer

Viewing the history of the Ottomans as part and parcel of European history allows us to understand the origins and meaning of concepts and practices such as religious tolerance, secularism, modernity, and even genocide in a different light. We recognise that they...

AoH Book Club – Giles Milton on Paradise Lost: Smyrna 1922

AoH Book Club – Giles Milton on Paradise Lost: Smyrna 1922

Smyrna 1922 was one of the most tragic events of the early 20th century, and our editor interviewed Giles Milton about it.

The destruction of Smyrna in 1922, for which we’ve just seen the centenary, was an event that not only shamed the Turkish forces that carried it out, but also the allied navies that looked on as tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children were killed, and...

AoH Book Club: Roger Crowley on Constantinople 1453

AoH Book Club: Roger Crowley on Constantinople 1453

The acclaimed and bestselling author discusses Constantinople 1453

A gripping work covering the siege of Constantinople 1453, Roger Crowley’s history of this momentous event was published in 2011. Both a critical and commercial success, it was described as “hugely readable, well-written and informative” by the Daily Telegraph and the...

The Ottoman Empire in the Great War

The Ottoman Empire in the Great War

Could the Ottomans have been bribed out of the war?

The Dardanelles campaign was intended to be a strategic masterstroke to bypass the stalemate of the Western Front. Instead it has become a byword for missed opportunity and tragedy. Perhaps the greatest of these is that it could have been avoided through a simple...

Porphyry & Bones, by Peter Sandham

Porphyry & Bones, by Peter Sandham

Book Three of the Porphyry Novels
Hannah Ross

Porphyry & Bones In 1463, the Bosnian town of Jajce lies in a pile of smouldering rubble. From the wreckage, a young queen flees, carrying in her arms some of the most valuable possessions in all of Christendom: the relics of St Luke. It is here that Peter Sandham...