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“Desist from Deporting the Jews”: Jews and the Ottoman Empire in the Late Sixteenth Century

Discussion of teaching how Ottoman policy regarding Sephardic Jews changed in the sixteenth century

Bram Hubbell
Bram Hubbell
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“Desist from Deporting the Jews”: Jews and the Ottoman Empire in the Late Sixteenth Century

Multiethnic and multireligious empires were common in the Early Modern era. The rulers of these empires continually needed to decide how to balance the interests of different groups of people. Imperial policies regarding diversity frequently changed and evolved over time. We can help students understand how Ottoman policy often changed course by focusing on their treatment of Sephardic Jews.

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