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
Ottoman art and architecture is described in a clear and concise way, with an extensive glossary and new terms hyperlinked to explanations.
The Art of the Ottomans after 1600 - with slideshow of examples and links to maps and associated timelines.
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.
A fantastic animated gif that charts the expansion and decline of the Ottoman empire from 1300 to the establishment of modern day Turkey.
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.
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.
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.