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Ottoman Imperial Harem

For centuries, the Ottoman Imperial Harem was a political stronghold. The empire was in a position of authority and high honor in western Europe and Asia. To be in the harem meant you were important and were needed by someone important. This criteria made it an extremely desired place to live and work. The word […]



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The Ottoman Empire Military Values

The Ottoman empire was, in my opinion, one of the most interesting and diverse empires in all of world history. Not only was it a very important piece in the world development of Islam, but it was also a cultural melting pot that provides itself as a perfect example of wide cultural integration. For the […]



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GLOBALIZATION IN ARCHITECTURE: THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING

  Throughout history, the development of architectural techniques and ideologies have evolved dramatically on global scale. Not surprisingly, nations have used their architectural designs effectively to express their technical and structural skills. Additionally, architecture may also be used as a lens to understand societies: socially, economically, and politically; we can use architecture to better analyze […]



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Sinan, Mosques and the Poor

Mimar Sinan, whose real name is actually Mi’mâr Yusuf Sinân Ağâ, or Sinan Agha the Great Architect, was probably the greatest and important architect in the history of the Ottoman Empire’s architectural heritage. He had to earn his title through years of building various structures across the Middle East before getting noticed, and eventually his […]



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Relationship between the Ottoman Empire and Venice

Kenny Clark Prof. David Kite COR-330: Istanbul April 13, 2017 So for my final common assignment I chose to talk about the relationship between Venice and the Ottoman Empire. The mutually beneficial relationship between the city-state and empire allowed both to gain massive wealth. Especially for the Ottomans, the relationship they had with Venice allowed […]



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