Monthly digest for December 2022
Six snapshots of the Ottoman Empire to show how it evolved over 600 years.
A discussion of teaching the Ottoman Empire around 1900 using Sirkeci railway station in Istanbul.
A discussion of teaching the Ottoman Empire in 1700 using an image of the Sultan’s mother drinking coffee.
A discussion of teaching the Ottoman practice of the devşirme in world history classes.
A discussion of teaching the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century as an Afroeurasia empire using an image from the Süleymanname.
A discussion of the challenges of teaching the Ottomans in world history courses and how to use an Ottoman coffeehouse to teach about the empire
If the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was going through a period of transformation, rather than beginning a 400-year decline, it would seem that the Empire, which collapsed in 1922, had to be declining in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. While it’s true that the Empire
If the myth of isolation is one of the main consequences of Eurocentrism for how we think about the history of East Asia, Eurocentric approaches to the history of the Ottoman Empire have encouraged us to begin to see its actual end in 1922 long before it occurred. A quick