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  • Writer's pictureWilliam Tyler

THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: The First Part

Lockdown Lecture Mon 29 April


  • Hollywood Blockbuster Opening!

  • Who were the Ottomans?

  • Gradual creation of an Euro-Asian Empire

  • The great Prize of Constantinople is seized in 1453

  • Mehmet II: A Renaissance Prince

  • The glory under Suleiman the Magnificent 1494-1566

  • Century of war, power, and politics 1566-1683

  • The second siege of Vienna stops the flow of Ottoman expansion in 1683 .........to be continued


Byzantine and Ottoman Select Booklist


Byzantium Peter Sarris

Byzantium Judith Herrin

Middle East Gordon Kerr

Byzantium World War Nick Holmes

To the City Alexander Christie-Miller


The Ottomans Marc David Baer

The Ottomans Andrew Wheatcroft

The Ottoman Empire 1326-1699 Stephen Turnbull

Lepanto 1571 Angus Konstam

Vienna 1683 Simon Millar

We Came, We Saw, God Conquered Michal Paradowski

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