Text Ottoman Empire (1301-1922)

TLF ID M011221

This resource is about the rise and fall of the Islamic Ottoman Empire. It includes text and some images. The resource is organised under eight topic headings: Introduction; Why was the Empire successful?; Constantinople; Other religions; Sultan and court; Suleiman – a golden age; Decline; and Find out more. The images are interposed in the text.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is useful for addressing the Australian Curriculum: History content description in year 8 relating to the roles and relationships of different groups in the Ottoman Empire. It outlines the 'millet' system of the Ottoman Empire whereby non-Muslim communities, including religious, ethnic and geographical communities, were granted a limited amount of power to regulate their own affairs under the Ottoman administration.
  • This resource is useful for addressing the Australian Curriculum: History content description in year 8 in relation to the Empire's policy of religious tolerance. It outlines the millet system that regarded non-Muslim people, including Christians and Jews, as subjects but did not require them to be subject to Muslim laws. Sultan Mehmet II encouraged Jewish traders from Europe to set up business in Constantinople and believed that Muslims should pay respect to all religions.
  • This resource is useful for the development of historical skills. Students identify a range of questions about the Ottoman Empire to inform a historical inquiry into the way of life in the Ottoman Empire.
Year level

8

Learning area
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Publisher
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Image
Rights
  • Resource: BBC © 2012, except where indicated otherwise. You may download, copy and communicate this material for free, and use it in digital and hardcopy format for non-commercial educational use in Australian schools and TAFE institutions, provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material. 'Interactive' image: © Education Services Australia Limited 2012. You may copy, communicate and adapt this image for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the image.