Sultan Selim I was an extraordinary sultan who virtually re-established the Ottoman state. This work relates his approach to developments in his time with an objective style and comparative analysis. It is an important reference for those who seek serious and satisfactory information about the period he lived.
The book focuses on the life of Sultan Selim I: his years of childhood and princedom, his beginning to struggle for power, sultanate, approaches to matters with the East, his struggle with Shah Ismail, his first and second campaigns to the East, and period of caliphate from many aspects. This notable work, which almost leaves no dark point about the period, is the fruit of a praiseworthy study.
Fatih Akce is a brilliant historian who edited several books, such as the celebrated Yildiz Albums of Sultan Abdulhamid II. He is notable for his efforts for making historical subjects an enlightening and enjoyable read for wider audiences.