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The Ottoman Empire – A Major New History

Marc Baer In Conversation With Matthew Stadlen

61 mins watch time

Posted October 2021

History

The Ottoman Empire has long been depicted as the Islamic-Asian antithesis of the Christian-European West. But the reality was starkly different: the Ottomans’ multi-ethnic, multilingual, and multireligious domain reached deep into Europe’s heart. In their breadth and versatility, the Ottoman rulers saw themselves as the new Romans. LSE historian Marc Baer tells their story.