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Sunday, 6 October 2013

The Ottomans on BBC2

Great and very interesting new series on BBC2 about the origin and the expansion into Europe of the Ottomans. The Ottoman empire was as large as the Byzantine and lasted for a period of 700 years but has been ignored largely by historians of modern times. The Ottomans were of course a small tribe  in what is today modern Turkey but modern Turkey did not come into existence until 1912. Very interesting programme with Ragi Omar who approaches the subject with care and attention to detail worth watching!

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