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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: The Imperial Harem System

Kadence Verge COR-330-14 The Ottoman Empire: The Imperial Harem System   For my Common Assignment in my COR-330-13 class titled Istanbul, I will be summarizing my Ottoman research and coursework.   For my Ottoman research and coursework I have done a three-part project that included a presentation on the harem system, an ekphrasis paper on […]

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Ottoman Sciences: 15th-17th Century

David Atkinson Ottoman Sciences   The Byzantine Empire was conquered in 1453 by Mehmed The Conqueror, and this was a huge turning point in cultural history for the region. The Ottoman Empire controlled a variety of regions spanning from Southeast Europe to the Horn of Africa, and during the height of their golden age they […]

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Sultan Suleiman: Ekphrasis and Exploration into What Makes a Great Leader?

Suleiman I was the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and one of the most influential of the Sultans. During his reign as Sultan from 1520 until his death in 1566, Sultan Suleiman led several successful military campaigns and captured many new territories for the Empire. He also completely reformed the legislation and law […]

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