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The Earth and its Peoples: 5th Edition - Chapter 19 Notes

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Chapter 19 Notes Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean, 1500-1750 The Ottoman Empire, to 1750 Expansion and Frontiers Ottoman Empire ? Islamic state founded by Osman in northwestern Anatolia ca. 1300 After the fall of the Byzantines, the Ottoman Empire was based at Istanbul from 1453 - 1922 Istanbul was previously known as Constantinople The Ottoman Empire encompassed lands in the Middle East, North Africa, the Caucasus, and eastern Europe The Ottoman Empire grew due to three factors: the shrewdness (sharpness/practicality) of Osman and his followers control over the strategic link between Europe and Asia on the Dardanelles strait an army that took the strategies of Turkish cavalrymen and gunpowder Selim conquered Egypt in 1516 and 1517
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