Islamic Civilization during the European Renaissance
There were was a certain amount of cultural contact between Europe in the Renaissance to Early Modern period and the Islamic world (at the time primarily represented by the Ottoman Empire and, geogra...
Islamic Civilization during the European Renaissance - Wikipedia
The White Slaves of Barbary
Much attention and condemnation has been directed towards the tragedy of the African slave trade, which took place between the 16th and the 19th centuries. However, another equally despicable trade in...
8 Things You May Not Know About The Gallipoli Campaign
On April 25, 1915, British-led troops poured onto the Ottoman Empire’s Gallipoli Peninsula in what was then the largest amphibious assault ever attempted. The plan, thought up once World War I’s Weste...
The Underground World of the Hagia Sophia
For over a thousand years until its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, the city of Constantinople was one of the greatest urban centres in the Christian world. At the heart of this city was the Hagia
Vlad the Impaler the Inspiration Behind Count Dracula
Although vampires are often associated with Christianity (vampires are said to be repelled by holy objects such as crucifixes and holy water), the belief in these creatures, or beings with vampiric qu
Orientalism in early modern France
Orientalism in early modern France refers to the interaction of pre-modern France with the Orient, and especially the cultural, scientific, artistic and intellectual impact of these interactions, rang...
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Islam in England
Islam in England is the largest non-Christian religion, with most Muslims being immigrants from South Asia (in particular Pakistan, Bangladesh and India) or descendants of immigrants from that region....
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Islam and Protestantism
Protestantism and Islam entered into contact during the 16th century, at a time when Protestant movements in northern Europe coincided with the expansion of the Ottoman Empire in southern Europe. As b...
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Anglo-Moroccan alliance
The Anglo-Moroccan alliance was established at the end of the 16th century and the early 17th century between the kingdoms of England and Morocco. Commercial agreements had been reached by Queen Eliza...
Anglo-Moroccan alliance - Wikipedia
Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Empire (/ˈɒtəmən/; Ottoman Turkish: دَوْلَتِ عَلِيّهٔ عُثمَانِیّه, Devlet-i Aliyye-i Osmâniyye, Modern Turkish: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu or Osmanlı Devleti), also historically refer...
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Ottoman wars in Europe
The Ottoman wars in Europe, known also as the Ottoman Wars or Turkish Wars for short, were a series of military conflicts between the Ottoman Empire and a number of European states from the Late Medie...
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Barbary pirates
The Barbary pirates, sometimes called Barbary corsairs or Ottoman corsairs, were pirates and privateers who operated from North Africa, based primarily in the ports of Salé, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripo...
Barbary pirates - Wikipedia
Anglo-Turkish piracy
Anglo-Turkish piracy or the Anglo-Barbary piracy refers to the collaboration between Barbary pirates and English pirates against Catholic shipping during the 17th century.
The Protestants and the ...
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The White Slaves of Barbary
Much attention and condemnation has been directed towards the tragedy of the African slave trade, which took place between the 16th and the 19th centuries. However, another equally despicable trade in...
8 Things You May Not Know About The Gallipoli Campaign
On April 25, 1915, British-led troops poured onto the Ottoman Empire’s Gallipoli Peninsula in what was then the largest amphibious assault ever attempted. The plan, thought up once World War I’s Weste...
Ottoman concubines
This is a list of Consorts of the Ottoman sultans, the wives and concubines of the monarchs of the Ottoman Empire who ruled over the transcontinental empire from its inception in 1299 to its dissoluti...
Firman (decree)
A firman, farman (Persian: فرمان farmân‎) or ferman (Turkish) at the constitutional level was a royal mandate or decree issued by a sovereign in certain historical Islamic states, including the ...
Firman (decree) - Wikipedia
History of the Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Empire was founded by Osman I. As sultan Mehmed II conquered Constantinople (today named Istanbul) in 1453, the state grew into a mighty empire. The Empire reached its apex under Suleiman ...
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Jannisary
The Janissaries (Ottoman Turkish: يڭيچرى yeniçeri, meaning "new soldier") were elite infantry units that formed the Ottoman Sultan's household troops and bodyguards. Sultan Murad I created the for...
Jannisary - Wikipedia
Taksim Military Barracks
The Taksim Military Barracks or Halil Pasha Artillery Barracks (Turkish: Taksim Kışlası or Halil Paşa Topçu Kışlası) were located at the site of the present-day Taksim Gezi Park next to Taksim Squ...
Taksim Military Barracks - Wikipedia
Balyan family
The Balyan family (Western Armenian: Պալեաններ; Turkish: Balyan ailesi) was a Armenian dynasty of Ottoman Imperial architects. For five generations in the 18th and 19th centuries, they designe...
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Ali Kararname
Ali Kararname (Turkish: Kararnâme-i Âlî ) is a government decree which was issued in 1867 and allowed the state officials to close down newspaper which posed a treat to the regime.
Kararname i...
Gjirokastër Mosque
20°8′17.04″E / 40.07389°N 20.1380667°E / 40.07389; 20.1380667Gjirokastër Mosque (Albanian: Xhamia e Gjirokastrës), also known as the Bazaar Mosque (Albanian: Xhamia e ...
Gjirokastër Mosque - Wikipedia
Zekate House
Zekate House is a house in Gjirokastër, Albania. The house, built in 1812, is said to be "one of the grandest examples of Gjirokastra architecture in the Ottoman style".
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Yeşil Mosque of Iznik
Yeşil Mosque of Iznik also called the Green Mosque is a historic Ottoman mosque in Iznik, Turkey.
One of the earliest examples of Ottoman architecture, the Yeşil Mosque was constructed by order of...
Yeşil Mosque of Iznik - Wikipedia
Bursalı Mehmet Tahir Bey
Bursa Mehmed Tahir Bey was a Turkish writer, researcher, soldier especially well known for his biography and bibliography containing "Ottoman authors", a source book encyclopedia which still continues...
Bursalı Mehmet Tahir Bey - Wikipedia
The Emergence of Modern Turkey
The Emergence of Modern Turkey is a 1961 book written by historian Bernard Lewis, an expert in the history of Middle East and Islam.The book covers the history of modern Turkey, from the decline and c...
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Inter-allied tribunal attempt
After World War I, the effort to prosecute Ottoman war criminals was taken up by the Paris Peace Conference (1919) and ultimately included in the Treaty of Sèvres (1920) with the Ottoman Empire. The m...
Inter-allied tribunal attempt - Wikipedia
Sword of Osman
The Sword of Osman (Ottoman Turkish: Taklid-i Seyf; Turkish: Osman Kılıcı) was an important sword of state used during the coronation ceremony (Turkish: 'Kılıç alayı') of the sultans of th...
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Liberation of Bulgaria
In Bulgarian historiography, the Liberation of Bulgaria refers to those events of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78 that led to the re-establishment of the Bulgarian state under the Treaty of San Stefa...
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