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The Ottoman Empire used to be an Islamic imperial monarchy that existed for over six hundred years. on the peak 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 global battle I and dissolved in 1920, the far-reaching results and affects of the Ottoman Empire are nonetheless in actual fact noticeable in present day global cultures.Daily lifestyles within the Ottoman Empire permits readers to realize serious perception into the pluralistic social and cultural heritage of an empire that governed an enormous sector extending from Budapest in Hungary to Mecca in Arabia. each one bankruptcy offers an in-depth research of a specific point of lifestyle within the Ottoman Empire.

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To the dismay of the British, the Ottomans, supported by German officers, fought back heroically, inflicting an impressive defeat on the enemy, who retreated with heavy casualties in January 1916. Another advancing British force in southern Iraq also met unexpected resistance and suffered heavy losses. With their military efforts coming to a sudden halt, the British resorted to the strategy of fomenting an internal rebellion among the sultan’s Arab subjects. They cast their lot with Sharif Husayn of Mecca and his sons, who were promised an independent and united Arab kingdom if they organized a revolt against the Ottoman Empire.

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. 31 Even the murder of the Iranian monarch, Nader Shah, in 1747, could not entice them to invade their old Shia nemesis to the east. Instead of using the long period of peace to reorganize the central administration and the army, however, the Ottomans fell into a deep sleep again.

Emboldened by their initial success, the rebels demanded the deposition of Selim III and the accession of Mustafa IV (1807–1808) as his successor. The pro-Selim III provincial notables (ayans), however, refused to accept defeat and mobilized their forces against the new sultan and his supporters in Istanbul. The powerful ayan Bayrakdar Mustafa Pa¸sa of Rüsçuk (modern-day Ruse in northeastern Bulgaria), who supported Selim III, attacked Istanbul to remove Mustafa IV and reinstate the deposed sultan.

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