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The Ottoman Empire became the center of the Islamic world following the retrenching of the Mongol Empire. Founded in Western Anatolia by Osman, the Ottoman Turks quickly conquered Constantinople in 1453 and expanded to become one of history's most important and lengthy empires.

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CLIP ONE: FOUNDATION of the OTTOMAN EMPIRE

CLIP TWO: The Ottoman Empire (from the PBS)
(This is long, but gives you everything you could ever want!)
Intro-5:00-Foundation of the Empire
7:15-Devshirme, Janissaries
10:00-Battle of Constantinople
18:00-Hagia Sophia
21:40-Suleiman the Magnificent
27:15- Suleiman the Lawgiver
28:35- Sinan the Architect
34:25- The Harem
38:20- The Safavids
42:20- Expansion into the Balkans/Vienna
 

CLIP THREE:  The Change from Constantinople to Istanbul (from the TINY TOONS/THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS)

CLIP FOUR:  The Battle of Lepanto (from the REAL CATHOLIC TV)
(This is told from the Catholic side of this epic battle, so beware for BIAS!)

CLIP FIVE: Venice & the Ottomans (from CRASH COURSE World History)

(The above Crash Course covers the Ottomans very well including: Osman, Janissaries, Devshirme, Suleiman, and Eunuchs; not to mention the roots of the Renaissance and Exploration in Europe)

CLIP FIVE: Fall of CONSTANTINOPLE