Episode 2 covers the history of the Ottoman Empire the reigns of Mehmet II through Suliman the Magnificent.Read More
Appendix A1 covers the history of the Turks, from their prehistoric origins in Central Asia, to the capture of Constantinople in 1453.
Ansary, Tamim, Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes, (New York: Public Affairs, 2009)
Crowley, Roger, 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West, (New York: Hyperion, 2005)
Findley, Carter Vaughn, The Turks in World History, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005)
Goldschmidt Jr., Arthur, Davidson, Lawrence, A Concise History of the Middle East; Ten Edition, (Boulder: Westview Press, 2013)
Hoyland, Robert G., Seeing Islam as Others Saw It: A Survey and Evaluation of Christian, Jewish and Zoroastrian Writings on Early Islam, (Princeton: The Darwin Press, 1997)
Lewis, Bernard, The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years, (New York: Touchstone, 1995)