This week we shall take our first look at The Ottoman Empire with some social and cultural history.
1 The Fall of Constantinople 1453. We begin where we left off a fortnight ago.
2 Tulips - but not 'from Amsterdam'
3 Christians and Jews within the Empire
4 Wahhabis and The Empire
5 Death by silken cord
6 Inside the Sultan's Harem or Seraglio - not a scene from the panto, Aladdin!
One book not so far mentioned in one of these synopses:
Inside the Seraglio by John Freely