Islam was the official religion of the Ottoman Empire and became more important
after two seminal events: the conquest of Constantinople and the conquest of ...
Sep 4, 2009 ... The Ottoman Empire was the one of the largest and longest lasting Empires in
history. It was an empire inspired and sustained by Islam, and ...
Nov 20, 2012 ... If you read many Western histories of the Ottoman Empire, you may not ... With
this emphasis on Islam, however, protection for other religions in ...
As a multiethnic, multireligious, and multicultural entity, the Ottoman Empire was
.... to the sultan, his dynasty, and his empire; who accepted the religion of Islam; ...
France demanded the right to protect Christians, and in 1535 Sultan Sulayman I granted France several "capitulations" - extraterritorial rights that developed later into political semiautonomy, not only for the French, but also for the Christians protected by them. The... More »
Islam had been established in Anatolia before the emergence of the empire, but
between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries the religion spread with Ottoman
Oct 9, 2013 ... The fascinating history of the Ottoman Empire is the subject of a new BBC .... It is
also true that religious minorities were also forced to pay the ...
The Ottoman Empire was a huge Empire who ruled between 1299-1922. ... were
initially a nomadic people who followed a primitive shamanistic religion.
May 25, 2011 ... At its greatest extent, the Ottoman Empire covered an enormous territory,
including ... Even in the production of art, religion played a large role.
The name evolved in English into Ottoman. The Ottoman Empire was Islamic in
religion. During the 11th century bands of nomadic Turks emerged from their ...