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Ottoman Empire

Empire built by Anatolian Turkish tribes. It lasted from the 14th century until 1922. The ruling dynasty was established in about 1300 by Osman, who instigated nearly 200 years of expansionary... read more

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Philip Mansel explores the City of the Sultans from 1453 onwards, and finds it characterised by a vibrant multi-culturalism until the Ottoman demise of 1922.

Robert H. Schwoebel explains how, in the fifteenth century, the growing power of the Turks prompted a number of European princes to despatch emissaries to the Levant as intelligence officers on the Eastern Question.

Volume: 13 Issue: 11 1963

The exploits of Tamburlaine, or Timur the Tartar, inspired the composition of one of the great English blank verse tragedies. But Marlowe’s fantastic personage scarcely outdid the fourteenth-century conqueror.

Volume: 9 Issue: 3 1959

Bernard Lewis writes that the fall of Constantinople in was no “victory of barbarism, but rather of another and not undistinguished civilization.” 

Volume 3: Issue: 10 1953

Five hundred years ago Constantinople—long a bastion of the Western world—fell to the armies of the Grand Turk. G.R. Potter gives his account of how the last remnants of the Byzantine Empire finally disappeared.

Volume: 3 Issue: 1 1953

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