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Apex of the Ottoman Empire in Europe, Mid-16th Century

  • Dennis P. Hupchick
  • Harold E. Cox

Abstract

The reign of Sultan Süleyman I the Magnificent (1520–66) represented the high-water mark of Ottoman expansion in Europe. Süleyman’s military forces, anchored by his highly disciplined corps of household slave Janissary infantry and guard cavalry, were victorious in most battles with their European enemies. Military successes, and the extension of his empire deep into the Danubian Basin, made Süleyman preeminent among European rulers, and his reign marked the “golden age” of Ottoman architecture, fine arts, law, literature, diplomacy, and commerce.

Keywords

Danubian Basin European Ruler Romanian Territory Vassal State Tribute Payment 
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Copyright information

© Dennis P. Hupchick and Harold E. Cox 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis P. Hupchick
    • 1
  • Harold E. Cox
    • 1
  1. 1.Wilkes-BarreUSA

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