Lecture 3.1307

Lecture 3.1307 - NEW EMPIRES IN THE SIXTEENTH AND...

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NEW EMPIRES IN THE SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES Focus: The Ottoman Empire Introduction 1. Empire is not a new form of rule in the sixteenth century - Neither is the cruelty associated with some sixteenth/seventeenth-century empires 2. Possible differences - The desire for overseas conquest and overseas trade - More bureaucracy (record-keeping) - The concept of ‘the State’ (i.e. not relying on personal rule) 3. The two major types: note characteristics on Fernández-Armesto , 413 - Maritime and land-based The Empires (which are mainly new) 1. Dutch 2. Portuguese 3. Spanish 4. English 5. French 6. Russian 7. Chinese – Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing/Manchu Dynasty (1644-1911) 8. Indian – Mughal 9. Persian – Safavid 10. Ottoman Focus: The Ottoman Empire 1. Importance of Ottoman Empire beyond its boundaries: note how western culture is affected - Words such as ‘sultan’ and ‘harem’ and the pictures they evoke - Literary legends such as ‘Aladdin’, ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’
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