The Rise Of The Ottoman Empire Essays

1825 Words Oct 24th, 2014 8 Pages
The Rise of the Ottoman Empire The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest and longest lasting Empires in history. Its history goes back to Seljuk Turks which was in the 11th century. Seljuk Turks are origins of the Ottoman Empire. Everything started with the Battle of Manzikert. The Battle of Manzikert was decisive a battle between Seljuk Turks and Byzantine Empire on 1071 in Malazgirt, Mus. (a city on the east side of the Turkey) Seljuk Turks defeated Byzantine Empire which allowed the authority in Anatolia to change. Turkification in Anatolia has started after the Battle of Manzikert. Turkification is the assimilation of cultures and identities into various historical Turkic states. Many Turks started to come into central Anatolia after the Battle of Manzikert which led Byzantine Empire into an economic crisis. There were many Muslim states in Anatolia competing with each other for territory. Ertugrul Gazi, Osman I`s father, led his group to move towards to the west Anatolia. Osman I was the founder of the Ottoman Empire. In his lifetime, Ottoman was not an empire, it was just a state. But Ottoman Empire prevailed the World after he died. However, Osman I was so religious that he was visiting a holy man, Sheik Edebali frequently. He was learning the religion of Islam from the holy man. One night, when Osman was resting at Sheikh Edebali`s house and was praying to God as usual but then he fell asleep. He saw a dream which he wanted to ask his Sheikh what it meant. He went…

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