In this revised and updated second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Ottoman Empire, author Selcuk Aksin Somel introduces both the general reader and the researcher to the history of this dynasty. The comprehensive dictionary includes detailed, alphabetical entries on key figures, ideas, places, and themes related to Ottoman history and culture. An expanded introduction provides a basic overview to the history of the Empire, and a guide to further sources and suggested readings can be found in the extensive bibliography that follows the entries. A basic chronology and various maps and illustrations are also included in the dictionary. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Ottoman Empire.