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15 Minute History: History of the Ottoman Empire, Part II

In this podcast, the second of a two part series, host Christopher Rose continues his discussion with Barbara Petzen, Director of Middle East Connections, about the Ottoman Empire. In this episode, Ms. Petzen begins by discussing what daily life under the Ottoman Empire was like. She uses this social history to question the typical categories used to teach about the Ottoman Empire and, in particular, challenge listeners to reevaluate what is meant by the long and slow "decline" of the empire. This podcast includes links to additional reading and primary sources about the Ottoman Empire.

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