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John Tolan, Henry Laurens, and Gilles Veinstein

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691147055

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.001.0001

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The Ottoman Conquest in Europe

The Ottoman Conquest in Europe

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(p.120) Chapter 6 The Ottoman Conquest in Europe
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Europe and the Islamic World
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John Tolan

Gilles Veinstein

Henry Laurens

, Jane Marie Todd
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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.003.0007

This chapter retraces the shared history between the Ottoman Empire and Europe. Focusing on the Ottoman conquest in Europe, the chapter describes the events by which the history of Europe became indistinguishable from that of its relationship, whether good or bad, with the principal Muslim power of the time. It first discusses the presence of Turks and Muslims in Europe before the Ottoman expansion, before turning to the origins of the Ottomans, who had emerged from one of the many small Turkoman principalities that had formed on the Aegean, Mediterranean, and Pontic periphery of the Seljuk sultanate of Konya. The chapter then chronicles the first Ottoman ventures into Europe, which eventually culminated in a series of conquests in the continent.

Keywords:   Ottoman Empire, Ottomans, Ottoman conquest, Turks, Muslims, Konya, Osman, Ottoman conquests, Ottoman Europe

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