- noun /ˈɒtəmən ˈɛmpaɪə,ˈɒtəmən ˈɛmpaɪɚ/A large empire which began as a Turkish sultanate centered on modern Turkey; founded in the 13th century, it lasted until the end of World War I.
Under their fluctuating rule an Ottoman Empire was indeed to survive, with varying fortunes, for a further three and a half centuries. But it was an empire in the continual throes of a decline which, despite periods of respite and glimpses of momentary recovery, was to prove irreversible.
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OTTOMAN EMPIRE — OTTOMAN EMPIRE, Balkan and Middle Eastern empire started by a Turkish tribe, led by ʿUthmān (1288–1326), at the beginning of the 14th century. This entry is arranged according to the following outline: sources … Encyclopedia of Judaism
OTTOMAN (EMPIRE) — Édifié lentement, au début du XIVe siècle, sur les ruines de l’État seldjoukide d’Anatolie, puis, au XVe siècle, sur celles de l’Empire byzantin, l’État ottoman, après la prise de Constantinople (29 mai 1453), est devenu l’une des puissances… … Encyclopédie Universelle
Ottoman Empire — empire ( c. 1300 1918) of the Turks, including at its peak much of SE Europe, SW Asia, & NE Africa: cap. (after 1453) Constantinople … English World dictionary
Ottoman Empire — دَوْلَتِ عَلِيّهٔ عُثمَانِیّه Devlet i Âliyye i Osmâniyye … Wikipedia
Ottoman Empire — a former Turkish empire that was founded about 1300 by Osman and reached its greatest territorial extent under Suleiman in the 16th century; collapsed after World War I. Cap.: Constantinople. Also called Turkish Empire. * * * Former empire… … Universalium
Ottoman Empire — The Ottoman Empire originated as one of more than a dozen small Anatolian principalities that came into existence in the wake of the Mongol invasions of the thirteenth century. These Turkish principalities were Islamic warrior states whose… … Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914
Ottoman Empire — Tracing its origins to the end of the 13th century, the Ottoman Empire at its zenith was one of the greatest Islamic states in history. In 1453, the Ottomans finally captured Constantinople and ended the Byzantine Empire. In the following… … Historical Dictionary of the Kurds
Ottoman Empire — Islamic state of the Osmanli branch of the Turk ish peoples, founded in the late 13th century by Osman I. It continued to be ruled by the sultans descended from him until its dissolution at the end of World War I. The empire was the most… … Historical Dictionary of Renaissance
Ottoman Empire — Ottoman Em|pire, the a large ↑empire, based in ↑Turkey and with its capital in ↑Istanbul, which also included large parts of Eastern Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It continued from the 13th century until after World War I, but it was most… … Dictionary of contemporary English
Ottoman Empire — noun a Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern Europe; created by the Ottoman Turks in the 13th century and lasted until the end of World War I; although initially small it expanded until it superseded the… … Useful english dictionary