Mittwoch, Juli 19, 2006

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A GREAT AND VAST EMPIRE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, CALLED THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, THE ANCIENT EAST ROMAN EMPIRE


The Ottoman Dynasty emerged from Asia Minor with the Turks invading, often silently, cities just as they began to fall under their own weight. The Turks would wait until a city was falling either from famine or political adversity. They would enter the city, act as citizens and quietly take over, not disturbing the majority of the population. In the early days, they could often take over without any resistance. A quick view of the expansion is as follows: Adrianople 1365, all Bulgaria 1386, Constantinople 1453, Athens 1456, the Morea 1460, Bosnia 1462-1466, Herzegovina 1481, Scutari 1479, Durazzo 1501, (these last two were in Venice), Syria 1516, and the whole of Egypt in 1517. After the fall of Egypt the last of the Abbasids is said to have ceded to Selem I the caliphate over all true Moslem believers, and in August 1517 he received from the son of the Shaikh of Mecca the key to the Ka'ab itself. This made the Ottoman Empire also the leader of the Muslem world.

All the disaster we have now in this region started when the Ottoman Empire was destructed finally at the beginning of the precedent century, when this Empire was devided according pretty well to the commercial interests of the "winners" ...

4 Comments:

Blogger RIC said...

Cast a look onto Lisbon... I guess there's something there specially in your intention... Surprise! :-)

3:20 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Ric:
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Die Überraschung ist Dir wirklich gelungen, Ricardo!!! Hab' vielen Dank!
You really succeeded in surprising me!
Thank you so much!ueygc

4:34 nachm.  
Blogger Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

As critical as most western historians have been toward the Ottomans, it is very true that the middle was much more peaceful and prosperous and under their jurisdiction than under the Europeans who followed them.
However, they didn't get along so well with the Greeks. Cultural differences, I suppose.

8:11 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Daniel:
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... and religious differences!

9:04 vorm.  

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