The Ottoman Empire (c.1299 – c.1683): The Ancient to the Modern World

Resources to support students completing a depth study into the Ottoman Empire as part of the Australian History Curriculum.
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The Ottoman sultan was the absolute ruler of the territory. He was the head of the state and head of the government, and his words were the Law. He was the political, military, judicial, social, and religious leader. This site lists all 36 sultans who ruled between 1299-1922.

PART Sutlan Osman Gazi: Founder and sultan of Ottoman Empire. He was brave and heroic. He helped the poor people and gave them his own clothes if they were in need. He took military actions and established new measures to form an empire.

Suleiman the Magnificent - a good summary of the life of a key figure in the Ottoman Empire.

Suleyman the Magnificent ruled as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire during the according to the history books written by his European victims, Suleyman's magnificence was manifested only by virtue of his being a warrior.

A series of slides in PDF format which detail the Ottoman Empire, illustrated with images, maps and a suggested project task for students.

A series of slides in PDF format which detail the Ottoman Empire, illustrated with images, maps and a suggested project task for students.

A great article on the Ottoman Empire from Britannica School, which is available in three different reading levels to suit students' needs. It also have related images, videos and teacher notes.

A great article on the Ottoman Empire from Britannica School, which is available in three different reading levels to suit students' needs. It also have related images, videos and teacher notes.

An extensive virtual museum of artworks from the Ottoman Empire, which details: * Turkish-Islamic Art in Pre-Ottoman Anatolia * Court Life * The Palace and the Arts * Table Culture * Exporting Luxury * Guardians of the Holy Sites * Art in the Spaces of Prayer * The Visual Language of Power * The Ottoman Capital: Istanbul * Art outside the Capital

The Discover Islamic Art Virtual Exhibitions invite you to discover the history and cultural legacy of the great Islamic dynasties that ruled the countries surrounding the Mediterranean basin, from the Umayyads to the Ottomans.

The Art of the Ottomans after 1600 - with slideshow of examples and links to maps and associated timelines.

Cushion Cover (Yastik): Date- Century Geography- Turkey Culture- Ottoman Museum Held- The Met Technique-silk, cotton, metal wrapped silk, cut and voided velvet brocade Motifs- central medallion surrounded by carnations, tulips and serrated leaves

The Greater Ottoman Empire, 1600–1800 A thematic Essay created by the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with beautiful examples of the Ottoman aesthetic, as well as an animated 3D rendering of Ottoman architecture.

The Greater Ottoman Empire, A thematic Essay created by the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with beautiful examples of the Ottoman aesthetic, as well as an animated rendering of Ottoman architecture.

Ottomans vs Christians: Empire Builders. This program plots the rise of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th and 16th centuries. It highlights the careers and achievements of Mehmed the Conqueror and Suleiman the Magnificent. This is the teachers' guide for this History Classroom program.

The History Channel extends beyond the television and takes history to the classroom with a comprehensive and unique education program.

Osman I - the founder of the Ottoman Empire.

Osman I - the founder of the Ottoman Empire.

This DVD, (available for BCE staff to borrow through the ResourceLink library) particularly Episode 3 is relevant.  The Ottomans.  This episode tells of the Ottoman leaders such as Osman, Mehmet and Suleyman the Magnificent. The spread of the Empire led to the seige and capture of Constantinople. This pin links to a page with a suggested series of lessons linked to the episode.

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A great introductory site to the Ottoman Empire, which details on why the empire was successful, and provides information on Constantinople, Sultan and court, Suleiman and the decline of the empire. Created by the BBC.

A great introductory site to the Ottoman Empire, which details on why the empire was successful, and provides information on Constantinople, Sultan and court, Suleiman and the decline of the empire. Created by the BBC.

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