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Ottoman and Venetian Conflicts in the 16 th Century In the second part of Daniel Goffman’s book, The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe , he focuses on the relationship between the Ottomans and Europe, especially with the Venetians. With the Ottomans conquering Constantinople in 1453, the Ottomans became very influential with Europeans and their trading routes. The fall of the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire affected port cities, such as Venice, that was reliant on its economic strength in the Mediterranean. Because of this, Goffman states that the Venetians and the Ottomans, “in retrospect… seem to have been forever either on the brink of war or actually fighting.” (138). With the death of his brother Cem Sultan, Sultan Bayezid II went to war with the Christians who had held him captive. Bayezid II attacked Venice, which led to the Venetian-Ottoman conflict of 1499-1502, which resulted in the Ottomans gaining strongholds in the Peloponnesus and towns on the Adriatic. It also
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Unformatted text preview: strengthened and displayed the naval power of the Ottomans. The naval power continued to display its power in the early-mid sixteenth century under Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent and his naval leader Hayreddin Barbarossa Pasha. During 1537-39, the Ottomans and Venetians fought against each other again in the Mediterranean. Facing Andrea Doria and the combined Catholic fleet, Barbarossa, under the command of Suleyman, gained victories at Preveza and Levkas that led to peace treaty. The successful campaign led to the Ottomans controlling the eastern Mediterranean and the southeastern coast of the Adriatic. Throughout the rest of the sixteenth century, the Ottomans conquered islands in the Aegean and finally gained control of Cyprus in 1571 to reinforce their power in the Mediterranean. The Venetians and Ottomans continued to have conflicts with each other, while, at other times, coexisting quite well....
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