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Ottoman Empire
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1.  From 1300 to 1492 Background

The Ottoman Empire (Ott. Tur. Devlet-i Âliye-yi Osmâniyye; Tur. Osmanlı İmparatorluğu; Ar. al-Dawla al-ʿUthmānīyya) emerged from a group of Turkic principalities in western Anatolia. The conventional date for the foundation of the Ottoman state is 1299, when one Osman (r. 1299–1324), the son of Ertuğrul, made the town of Söğüt his capital and embarked on a …

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Efrat E. Aviv, Leah Bornstein-Makovetsky, D Gershon Lewental and Avigdor Levy, “Ottoman Empire”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 05 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0017090>
First published online: 2010

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