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Synopsis for this Thurs afternoon JW3 zoom class: 25th Feb

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


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