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Unformatted text preview: Took Turkish prisoners and killed them in the worst ways possible. "Vlad the Impaler" 15th Century Three major Christian sites in Islamic control. Suleyman 1520 - 1566 Captured Hungary Armies defeated in Austria (1525) outside Vienna. Ottoman rule stays the same for next 140, 150 years. 1683 - Muslims come from Balkans. Christians win an overwhelming victory. Barbary Pirates From North Africa +/- 500 years ago Mediterranean Took people hostage Cheaper to pay off pirates than to fight them. US refused to pay and fought and lost, ended up paying lots anyway. 15th century Ottoman rule Tribe turned into an empire. Emperor = Sultan Father -> Son Position evolved from the bey. When sultans died, power struggle. Constantinople renamed Istanbul. Harem - where he lived. Concubines - slave women who were partners of the sultan. If they got pregnant, they gained lots of power. Most harem were slaves. It was a way out of slavery....
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- Spring '07