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The Ottoman empire began modestly in the late fourteenth century and soon grew to become a formidable world power, lasting for centuries until its decline and collapse in 1923. This subject will examine the cultural, architectural and political history of the Ottoman Empire from, spanning its history from the fourteenth century to the First World War.

The Ottoman Empire La Trobe University

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The Ottoman empire began modestly in the late fourteenth century and soon grew to become a formidable world power, lasting for centuries until its decline and collapse in 1923. This subject will examine the cultural, architectural and political history of the Ottoman Empire from, spanning its history from the fourteenth century to the First World War.

    The Royal Ottoman Harem

    The Royal Ottoman Harem

    What is the reality of the Ottoman harems and how did they function in the Ottoman Empire? Dr Susan Gilbert looks at the western perception of the role of the harem as the heart of the Ottoman Empire and a political institution.

    Copyright 2014 Adrian Jones / La Trobe University, all rights reserved. Contact for permissions.

    • 46 min
    The Royal Ottoman Harem: C17th

    The Royal Ottoman Harem: C17th

    Lee Rogerson on the Royal Ottoman Harem in the 17th century.

    Copyright 2014 Adrian Jones / La Trobe University, all rights reserved. Contact for permissions.

    • 7 min
    The 16th Century Imperial Harem

    The 16th Century Imperial Harem

    Grace McKenzie-McHarg on the imperial harem in the 16th century.

    Copyright 2014 Adrian Jones / La Trobe University, all rights reserved. Contact for permissions.

    • 8 min
    Janissaries in the 15th Century

    Janissaries in the 15th Century

    David Spurr on Janissaries in the 15th Century.

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    • 10 min
    Russian Travellers to Constantinople

    Russian Travellers to Constantinople

    Andrew McIlroy on Russian travellers to Constantinople.

    Copyright 2014 Adrian Jones / La Trobe University, all rights reserved. Contact for permissions.

    • 8 min
    The Fall of Constantinople, 1453

    The Fall of Constantinople, 1453

    Simon Armstrong on the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

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    • 4 min

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yusafb ,

re: Lucy Morgan

With all respect, i don't know that the number 10 has much significance in Islam. The 10 disciples the speaker mentions are the first 10 people promised Paradise among the Prophet's many companions. Nor have i ever heard of the 10 spirits in the 10 heavens. I have heard about 7 heavens, though. Also, shariah is pronounced : sha-ree-ah. Thank you for the talk.

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