Category Archives: Istanbul

Ottoman Section Summery

  The Ottoman Presentation I did revolved around the Janissaries and the Blood Tax that the not Islamic people had to pay in order to join them. The Janissaries were the main military organization in the Ottoman Empire and they were considered some of the best in the world at that time. The Blood tax […]

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Istanbul is one of the few remaining cities in the world that provide a glimpse into the ancient world. The city, once known as Constantinople, was founded around the year 330. While control of the city has changed hands, and parts of it have been destroyed and rebuilt, the city itself has existed into the […]

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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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