Explore the early days of the Ottoman Empire, as shrewd political rulers grew the principality into an intercontinental empire.
In the late 13th century, Osman I established a small principality sandwiched between a crumbling Byzantine Empire and a weakened Sultanate of the Seljuk of Rum, in what is now Turkey. In just a few generations, this territory had outmaneuvered more powerful neighbors to become the vast Ottoman Empire. What enabled its rapid rise? Mostafa Minawi details the early days of the Ottomans.
Lesson by Mostafa Minawi, directed by Kozmonot Animation Studio.
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