Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire by Mehrdad Kia

By Mehrdad Kia

The Ottoman Empire was once an Islamic imperial monarchy that existed for over six hundred years. on the top of its energy within the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it encompassed 3 continents and served because the middle of world interactions among the east and the west. And whereas the Empire used to be defeated after international warfare I and dissolved in 1920, the far-reaching results and affects of the Ottoman Empire are nonetheless truly seen in ultra-modern global cultures.Daily existence within the Ottoman Empire permits readers to realize serious perception into the pluralistic social and cultural historical past of an empire that governed an unlimited zone extending from Budapest in Hungary to Mecca in Arabia. each one bankruptcy offers an in-depth research of a specific element of lifestyle within the Ottoman Empire.

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With princes of Wallachia and Moldavia reneging on their promise to provide support for his troops, Peter, who had crossed the Pruth into Moldavia in July 1711, was forced to retreat. As the Russian army was about to cross the Pruth on its return journey, however, the Ottoman forces struck and surrounded the Historical Overview 11 tsar and his troops. The founder of modern Russia and his army were at the mercy of the Ottoman grand vizier, who could have annihilated them in one blow. Recognizing the severity of his situation, Peter promised to surrender his cannonry, return the Ottoman-held territories he had occupied, and remove the forts he had built along the frontier with the Ottoman Empire.

With the army taking the lead, artisans, shopkeepers, merchants, and students from various religious schools joined in a rebellion in July 1703. Mustafa II responded by dismissing his grand vizier, but the rebels, emboldened by the concessions from the sultan, began a march from Istanbul to Edirne. The sultan himself led his army against the rebels, but the fatal clash was avoided when the troops marching with the sultan defected and joined the rebels, forcing Mustafa II to abdicate in favor of his brother, Ahmed III (1703–1730).

The revolt, however, did not subside. Emboldened by their initial success, the rebels demanded the abdication of the sultan in favor of another member of the Ottoman ruling family. Without any power to resist the rebels, the palace deposed Ahmed III and replaced him with Mahmud I (1730–1754). A few weeks later, the new sultan invited Patrona Halil to the palace, where he was murdered by the royal guards. His followers and supporters were also put to death. Meanwhile, the war with Iran continued with attacks and counter attacks from both sides until 1746, when the two Muslim states agreed to sign a peace treaty that restored the borders that had been stipulated by the Treaty of Qasr-i Shirin in 1639.

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