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
Bernard Lewis writes that the fall of Constantinople in was no “victory of barbarism, but rather of another and not undistinguished civilization.”
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Geoffrey Woodward assesses how great an impact the Turks had on sixteenth-century Europe.
Rhoads Murphey helps us to distinguish between the legendary and the real in the legacy of a great empire-builder.
Philip Mansel looks at interchange and intrigue in the cross-currents of 18th-century culture between East and West.
Iain Fenlon explores how Catholic Europe's great 16th-century sea victory over the Turk was celebrated and propagandised.
The defeat of the Ottoman Army outside the gates of Vienna 300 years ago is usually regarded as the beginning of the decline of the Ottoman Empire. But Walter Leitsch ask whether it was such a turning point in the history of Europe?
Mia Rodríguez-Salgado looks at the lives and impact of the Christian and Muslim corsairs on the early modern seas.
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