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    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…

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    The Ottoman empire was first found in the thirteen hundreds. The empire stretches much further back, but it was under the leadership of Osman that this great empire succeeded in moving out from its territory in northwestern Anatolia and started conquering and taking over other territories. The first main victory took place in the Balkans, and these conquests led them to return to western Anatolia flush with money and men. In the middle of the fifteenth century they had already took some…

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    “Raghib reorganized its arsenal, created a foundry for cannon, formed a corps of bridge builders, and started to construct new warships.” Also, Raghib Pasha founded the modern schools, such as “naval training, mathematics and engineering.” “He reorganized the administration, sought to restore order to the Empire’s finances, suppressed brigandage in Anatolia.” During Abdul Hamid I, “he found a treasury so depleted that he would not pay to the Janissaries the donative customary at the start of…

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    Middle East, three empires rose from the ashes in response to the constant invasions from the east: The Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires. Even though all three of these empires had huge impact on Islam and the Middle East in general, only one of these empires lasted in the 20th century. The empire that lasted was the Ottoman Empire which had enormous impact on Islam and the Middle East from a cultural and political standpoint. Although the Ottoman Empire lasted centuries it broke apart…

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    Ottoman Empire Case Study

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    Ottoman Empire It was an empire created in 1299 by Turks. Spielvogel noted that the Ottoman Empire has occupied southeastern Europe in the seventeenth century, while it has lost several piece of territory, such as Slovenia and Hungary, during its expansion to the Austrian Empire (661). It experienced the further downfall by the beginning of the 18th century. With its gradually destruction, many European countries expressed strong interests on its territory. It should be studied today because the…

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    Venetian Empires Analysis

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    By the time Venetian Commander Pietro Mocenigo reached Greece, the Ottoman Turks had greatly expanded in the eastern Mediterranean and were threatening Venetian interests in the region. This was a true clash of opposites; the Venetians were a Christian, seafaring people and the Ottomans, conversely, were Muslims who preferred to travel and fight by land. The only thing these two empires seemed to have in common was their penchant for trading, a similarity that became one of the prime ingredients…

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    Ottoman Empire

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    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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    Salonica City Of Ghosts

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    The Ottoman Empire was one of the greatest, far- reaching and longest lasting empire the world had ever seen. It is widely accepted as the most influential of the Islamic empires of the modern period whose cultural and political expansion is considered responsible for shaping a significant portion of Central Asian and European history. In “Salonica City of Ghosts” Mazower recreates the cultural, ethnic, economical and religious history of Salonica, one of the most important cities of the Ottoman…

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    Introduction- The Ottoman Empire was first established as a small state in western Turkey during the Seljuk reign. At first they would pillage and capture the workers of other Turkish villages around them and eventually ending all other local Turkish dynasties. The empire then grew to include many areas in what is now present day Europe to and it eventually became one of the largest and most powerful and one of the most enduring empires in the history of the world. After 1400 the Ottoman Empire…

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    It is hard to write the histories of empires’ declines, and even harder to write the history of a three centuries-long unrelenting decline. The Ottomans seem to have made it an Iliadic tale to decline for such a prolonged span of time that one finds oneself remarking on the question itself in favour of another that seems to assume more significance: It is no longer why the Ottoman Empire has eventually disintegrated. It is why it has survived for so long in the first place. Much ink has been…

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