D- The Ottoman Empire

D- The Ottoman Empire - Discussion: The Ottoman Empire...

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Discussion: The Ottoman Empire October 25, 2007 Heterogeneous in religion, language, social structure, and economy o Greek and Armenian Christians o Significant population of Jews after 1492 (Inquisition) o Language: Greek, Arabic, Albanian, Turkish o Economy: mostly agricultural- but great variety o Architecture varied o semi-nomadic population- often at odds with ruling elite Multinational Ottoman Empire was not exclusively Turkish or Islam o Leader determined particular characterization of the era Turkish was the lingua franca Tax farming The Beginnings Small Byzantine principality o Initially Greek and Christian, became Turkish and Muslim Battle of Manzikert (1071)- influx of Turks Geographical factors Greeks played important role in formation of Ottoman empire Karaman: distinctly Turkish Emirate of Osman : founder of Ottoman dynasty o Both ruling body and subjects were Turks and Muslims Language (combination of Turkish, Persian and Arabic) reflected Turkish nature
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course HIST 160 taught by Professor Agoston during the Spring '08 term at Georgetown.

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