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  • Istanbul Cultural Factors

    Istanbul is the fifth largest city in the world and is one of the largest agglomerations within the European country. Its size, public demographic, and its development as a city has in result made Istanbul the heart of Turkey. In this paper, discussed will be the actual and relative location of the city. The demographic and economic structure, the economic base, the major industries and their classifications (i.e. primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors), and the major site and situational factors that relate to the city 's development regarding industry and manufacturing. As previously stated, Istanbul takes place as one of the five most populous cities in the world; and land size and economic impact play a key role in its classification.…

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  • The Importance Of Human Diversity In Turkey

    Cities are full of human diversity within a certain urban boundary, where people of different economic and social status share an association with each other. Istanbul is currently the biggest city and metropolitan area in Turkey. Throughout history, being located in what we can describe as the centre of the “old world”, Istanbul has been the Capital of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Latin Empire, and most recently the Ottoman Empire. Istanbul is the only city in the world which is…

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  • The Conquest Of Constantinople And The Liberation Of Constantinople

    Constantinople: for centuries the city served as a symbol for both the imperial might of the East Roman Empire and as a major center for Orthodox Christianity. The conquest of the city by the Ottoman Muslims in 1453 signaled an era of Muslim supremacy in the Balkan and Greek lands and the subsequent decline of Christianity in its hinterlands. As with any cataclysmic event in history, the fall of Constantinople and the consequences that followed are documented and presented differently in “The…

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  • Ottoman Empire

    World powers always need to be growing. If a country does not, they will either collapse in on itself or become over run by other nations stronger than them. In “The Rise of the West” one finds that when China and the Ottoman Empire could not afford to advance and or shut out the rest of the world. They did not maintain their statuses of dominant world powers . It is true that they were still strong but their lack of advancement eventually caught up to them in the long run. China was truly…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Autoethnography

    to be placed in a university in Turkey. In Turkey, as with many other countries around the world, having a college degree from an institution in USA gets you ahead of people that had a degree in Turkey. Knowing this I wanted to go to a university in USA. Due to that I did not take the university examination in Turkey too seriously. Still I was able to score higher than most of the people in my school. At first, my father did not want me to go to USA to study, so he asked me to go to a…

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  • Ottoman Empire Architecture

    The reign of Süleyman is considered the peak of Ottoman art and culture, as well as its military and political power. During this time, hundreds of buildings were created throughout the Ottoman Empire, contributing to the distribution of Ottoman society. Among the most exceptional achievements were the mosques and religious centres built by Sinan, one of the most famous Islamic architects. Even after Süleyman’s death, patrons from the royal family and ruling elite sponsored the development of…

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  • The Importance Of Power In Mithat Cemal's Üç Estanbul Novel

    Cemal's Üç İstanbul novel took place during three consecutive periods of the late Ottoman history. In the novel, the absolutist regime of Sultan Abdülhamid (istibdad), the Second Constitutional Era under the control of Committee of Union and Progress and the Occupation of İstanbul during the Armistice period were told. Power, degeneration, political movements, political tricks during these periods were dealt with by Adnan's metamorphosis. Üç İstanbul attempts to analyze the situation of elites,…

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  • The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age

    publike, because any kinde of person whatsoever (as well stranger as native), publiquely and indifferently, may have free accesse unto it, to require justice, to procure grants, and to end their Causes and Controversies, of what nature, condition, or import so ever they bee. Inalcik also looks at this particular role of the sultan, that of an accessible dispenser of justice. He states that ‘over the imperial council room was erected a tower called the ‘Mansion of Justice’, to symbolise the…

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  • How Did Byzantine Civilization Affect Their Environment

    the government to continually support their army and the defenses of the kingdom. After stretching the Imperial Army too thinly, enemies began too attack as they saw points of weakness in the Empire’s ability to protect itself. This caused the Empire to revert back to its former unexpanded territories. Among the first territories to be lost were Egypt, North Africa, and the Holy Land (“Fall of the Roman Empire”). Overtime, Islamic caliphates, Persians, the Slavs, and many more nomadic tribes…

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  • Sacred Space

    The sacred space I chose is the Fatih Mosque, it also famous as Conqueror’s Mosque. It is one of the world most important and creative monuments of architectural history in Istanbul, where the East meets the West. Fatih Mosque was constructed between 1463 and 1470 A.D by Sultan Muhammad Al Fatih, who conquered Constantinople in 145. It built on the site of the Church of Holy Apostles. When Sultan Muhammad conquered Constantinople, he ordered his armies to apply the orders of Islam and not to…

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