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 worldwide interactions among the east and the west. And whereas the Empire used to be defeated after global warfare I and dissolved in 1920, the far-reaching results and impacts of the Ottoman Empire are nonetheless basically seen in modern international cultures.Daily lifestyles 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 provides an in-depth research of a selected point of lifestyle within the Ottoman Empire.
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The reigning sultan, Mustafa II (1695–1703), spent much of his time in Edirne and did not even realize the severity of the political and economic crisis in the capital, where the troops, who were being sent on a military campaign to the southern Caucasus, refused to obey orders unless they were paid. 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.
Having triumphed over Sweden, the Russian tsar Peter the Great was determined to profit from the sudden disappearance of the Safavid dynasty in Iran, a country that could serve Russia as a land bridge to the warm waters of the Persian Gulf and the riches of India. Despite early victories in Iran, the Ottomans soon ran into trouble after the Iranian leader, Nader Qoli (soon to become Nader Shah), struck back and pushed Ottoman forces out of western Iran in 1730. The decision to start a new campaign against Iran ignited an urban rebellion in Istanbul.
Despite a promise to take the offensive, the new government in Istanbul failed to repulse the Bulgarian forces, who captured Edirne on 28 March, and the Serbs, who seized Shkodër on 22 April. On 30 May, the Ottoman government was forced to sign the Treaty of London, which resulted in the loss of much of its territory in Europe, including the city of Edirne. Fortunately for the Ottomans, intense rivalries and jealousies among the Balkan states erupted shortly after the signing of the Treaty of London.
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