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The Ottoman Empire

From magnificent rise to tragic collapse to stunning rebirth, explore the grand story of the Ottoman Empire in these 36 lectures delivered by a master classical historian.

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36 Lectures

1
Image of Sublime Porte: Visions of the Ottoman Empire
Sublime Porte: Visions of the Ottoman Empire
0 of 32 min
2
Image of Seljuk Turks in Asia Minor
Seljuk Turks in Asia Minor
0 of 30 min
3
Image of The Islamization of Asia Minor
The Islamization of Asia Minor
0 of 30 min
4
Image of Ottoman Sultans of Bursa
Ottoman Sultans of Bursa
0 of 30 min
5
Image of Defeat and Recovery, 1402–1451
Defeat and Recovery, 1402–1451
0 of 30 min
6
Image of Mehmet the Conqueror, 1451–1481
Mehmet the Conqueror, 1451–1481
0 of 31 min
7
Image of Selim the Grim and the Conquest of Cairo
Selim the Grim and the Conquest of Cairo
0 of 31 min
8
Image of Suleiman the Magnificent, 1520–1566
Suleiman the Magnificent, 1520–1566
0 of 32 min
9
Image of Sultans in Topkapı, 1566–1648
Sultans in Topkapı, 1566–1648
0 of 31 min
10
Image of The Sultan-Caliph and His Servants
The Sultan-Caliph and His Servants
0 of 31 min
11
Image of Timariots, Peasants, and Pastoralists
Timariots, Peasants, and Pastoralists
0 of 31 min
12
Image of Trade, Money, and Cities
Trade, Money, and Cities
0 of 31 min
13
Image of Arabs under the Ottoman Caliph
Arabs under the Ottoman Caliph
0 of 30 min
14
Image of Christians and Jews under the Porte
Christians and Jews under the Porte
0 of 30 min
15
Image of Sunni Islam and Ottoman Civilization
Sunni Islam and Ottoman Civilization
0 of 31 min
16
Image of Ottoman Constantinople
Ottoman Constantinople
0 of 33 min
17
Image of The Sultan at War: The Ottoman Army
The Sultan at War: The Ottoman Army
0 of 30 min
18
Image of Sultan and Shah: Challenge of Safavid Iran
Sultan and Shah: Challenge of Safavid Iran
0 of 31 min
19
Image of Sultan and Emperor: War in the West
Sultan and Emperor: War in the West
0 of 31 min
20
Image of Sultan and Venice: War in the Mediterranean
Sultan and Venice: War in the Mediterranean
0 of 31 min
21
Image of Köprülü Viziers and Imperial Revival
Köprülü Viziers and Imperial Revival
0 of 30 min
22
Image of The Empire at Bay, 1699–1798
The Empire at Bay, 1699–1798
0 of 31 min
23
Image of Napoleon Invades Ottoman Egypt
Napoleon Invades Ottoman Egypt
0 of 31 min
24
Image of Crisis: Muhammad Ali and Balkan Nationalists
Crisis: Muhammad Ali and Balkan Nationalists
0 of 31 min
25
Image of Tanzimat and Modernization, 1839–1876
Tanzimat and Modernization, 1839–1876
0 of 31 min
26
Image of Defeat and Retreat: The Sick Man of Europe
Defeat and Retreat: The Sick Man of Europe
0 of 33 min
27
Image of The Sultan Returns: Abdül Hamid II, 1876–1908
The Sultan Returns: Abdül Hamid II, 1876–1908
0 of 32 min
28
Image of Constitutional Reform, 1908–1913
Constitutional Reform, 1908–1913
0 of 32 min
29
Image of War in Libya and the Balkans, 1911–1913
War in Libya and the Balkans, 1911–1913
0 of 32 min
30
Image of The Road to World War I
The Road to World War I
0 of 31 min
31
Image of The Empire at Total War, 1914–1916
The Empire at Total War, 1914–1916
0 of 30 min
32
Image of Ottoman Collapse, 1916–1918
Ottoman Collapse, 1916–1918
0 of 31 min
33
Image of Mustafa Kemal, Atatürk
Mustafa Kemal, Atatürk
0 of 31 min
34
Image of Casualties of War and Ethnic Cleansing
Casualties of War and Ethnic Cleansing
0 of 31 min
35
Image of The Emergence of the Turkish Republic
The Emergence of the Turkish Republic
0 of 32 min
36
Image of Nation-States, Islam, and the Ottoman Legacy
Nation-States, Islam, and the Ottoman Legacy
0 of 32 min

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