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Chapter 11 (The Byzantine Empire)
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The Ottoman's were unable to mount a major campaign against Constantinople until
Powerful and much feared empire of the Ottoman Turks, whose holdings stretched across the Middle East and Europe, began as a small state in the fourteenth century but soon took over Asia Minor and surrounded Byzantine territory, resulting in the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
the Ottoman Empire
Who led the Ottoman Empire in conquering the land of Constantinople? He committed his government to a policy of conquest.
Sultan Mehmet II
After the fall of Constantinople, which became Mehmet's capital under the name of
Under whose leadership did the Ottoman Empire came to the height of its power. Turkish domination was extended over the heart of the Arab lands through the conquest of Syria, Egypt, and the western coast of the Arabian peninsula. He with the conquest of Mecca and Medina, he assumed the title of caliph, "successor of the Prophet," claiming to be Islam's supreme religious head and well as its mightiest sword.
Suleiman's attempts to conquer Austria failed when this city withstood the onslaught of the Ottomans in 1529.
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