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The Ottomans: Europe's Muslim Emperors

Datum
Di 16 juli 2019
Tijd
01:30 tot 02:30
Zender
BBC Four
Deel-url
gids.tv/22631532

Herhaling. Rageh Omaar sets out to discover why the Ottomans have vanished from our understanding of the history of Europe, why so few realise the importance of Ottoman history in today's Middle East, and why you have to know the Ottoman story to understand the roots of many of today's trouble spots, from Palestine, Iraq and Israel to Libya, Syria, Egypt, Bosnia and Kosovo.

It was the world's last Islamic empire - a superpower of a million square miles. From its capital in Istanbul it matched the glories of Ancient Rome.

And after six centuries in power it collapsed less than a hundred years ago. In this first episode, the unlikely roots of the Ottomans are revealed.

From nomadic horsemen, in a rural backwater of modern-day Turkey, they became rulers of a vast empire spanning three continents. At an incredible speed they came to rule over Baghdad and Cairo in the south, where they controlled the holiest sites of Islam - Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem, and they reached deep into Europe.

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