By Virginia Maxwell
“This magical assembly position of East and West has extra top-drawer sights than it has minarets (and that’s a lot).” –Virginia Maxwell, Lonely Planet Author
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Inside This Book
1 professional author
5 jogging tours
32 pages of maps
77 best restaurants
Feature assurance of most sensible sights
Range of making plans tools
In-depth backgrounds on Istanbul’s structure
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These g^ azis waged religious war against infidels, expanding the domain of Islam. As long as the Seljuk state remained the dominant political and military power in Anatolia, they paid a tribute to the sultan who ruled from Konya. With the defeat of the Seljuks at the hands of the Mongols, they preserved the relative autonomy of their principalities by recognizing the Mongol Il Khan as their new master and sending him the customary tribute. As long as the Mongols left them alone, they could continue with their push westward at the expense of the beleaguered Byzantine state.
Each group possessed its own history, culture, language, religious values, and traditions. To maintain the unity and integrity of such a vast and internally diverse empire, the Ottomans could not rule as a Muslim Turkish elite imposing its political will over a much larger and diverse non-Turkic population. The ethnic and religious heterogeneity of the empire as well as the geographical vastness and diversity of its land mass required governmental institutions that would ensure the cohesion and the unity of the state.
The British promise an independent Arab state in return for Sharif Husayn of Mecca and his sons leading a revolt against the Ottoman Empire. Forced relocation of the Armenian population. Allied landing at Gallipoli. 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement. The British and the French partition the Ottoman Empire into spheres of influence. 1917 Balfour Declaration. The British government expresses its support for the establishment of a national homeland for the Jews. 1918 Faisal’s army enters Damascus. Mehmed VI ascends the Ottoman throne.