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Ottoman society
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1. Urban landscape

Like most empires, the Ottoman Empire comprised not one but many societies. Constantinople (now Istanbul) was already a metropolis of 80,000-100,000 inhabitants by 1500. By 1800, its population (including suburb…

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Faroqhi, Suraiya, “Ottoman society”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 28 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025097>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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