Ottomans vs. Christians: Battle for Europe (2 of 3)


History Documentary hosted by Julian Davison, published by Discovery Channel in 2016 - English narration

Ottomans Versus Christians: Battle For Europe The Mediterranean may be a beautiful tourist destination today but in the 16th century it was the central arena for an almighty power struggle between Christian Europe and the formidable Muslim Ottoman Empire that lasted for over four centuries.

In episode two we explore the Ottoman Empire’s Golden Age and chart the height of its expansion into Europe, climaxing with the 1683 siege of Vienna. The episode opens in Istanbul where Presenter Julian Davison explores the reign of the Empire’s most successful Sultan, Sulieman the Magnificent. A sophisticated ruler, Sulieman not only encouraged artistic and architectural achievement but helped to organize and unify the wide range of cultures and religions across his growing empire.


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