A JOURNEY TO FATIH’S BURNING DESIRE
There are boats floating in this book, packed with scholars.
It analyses golden rings linking regions together like a necklace. It sets sails for a vast horizon bringing passion of maps and interior world technology. For the author, the meaning of Fatih and his conquest matter as much as -maybe more than- himself.
What was this young Sultan looking for at the legendary library of Byzantine Emperor? Why did he copy biography of Plutacrh, the priest of Delphi? Which void he was expecting to cure when he had Fusus al-hikam paraphrased? We do not have enough knowledge of these. What we know is he was burning with one desire.
If this book can approximate readers even one step closer to Sultan’s burning desire, that means the book has done pretty much its job.