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08 December

HistoryPodcast 36 – Ottoman Empire: A Brief History


The Ottoman Empire was an imperial power, centered around the borders of the Mediterranean Sea, that existed from 1299 to 1922. At the height of its power in the 16th century, it included Anatolia, the Middle East, parts of North Africa, much of south-eastern Europe to the Caucasus in the north. It comprised an area of about 19.9 million km², though much of this was under indirect control of the central government. The Empire was situated in the middle of East and West, and interacted throughout its six-century history with both the East and the West.

HistoryPodcast 36 – Ottoman Empire: A Brief History.mp3 8:17 – 7.77MB

Related Links:

The Ottomans – A great resource about the Ottomans.

The Young Turks: Proclamation for the Ottoman Empire

A 1300 Year Struggle for Control of Resources

BBC’s: Religion & Ethics: Islam

All Empires: The Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Empire and the Armenian Genocide

Why the crescent and star are a symbol of Islam

Timeline of Ottoman Empire

Museum stuff


Ottoman Women

Utah University Class

Related Books:

Constantinople — by Philip Mansel

The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age 1300-1600 — by Halil Inalcik

An Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1914 2 volume set (paperback) (Economic & Social History of the Ottoman Empire) — by Halil Inalcik, Suraiya Faroqhi, Bruce McGowan, Donald Quataert, Sevket Pamuk

Ottoman Warfare 1500-1700 — by Rhoads Murphey

The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe (New Approaches to European History) — by Daniel Goffman

The End of the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1923 — by A.L. Macfie

The Great Powers and the End of the Ottoman Empire — by Marian Kent (Editor)

Suleyman the Magnificent and His Age : The Ottoman Empire in the Early Modern World — by I. Metin Kunt

The Well-Protected Domains : Ideology and the Legitimation of Power in the Ottoman Empire, 1876-1909 — by Selim Deringil

The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922 (New Approaches to European History) — by Donald Quataert
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