Arab Revolt (1916 - 1918)
Was initiated by the Sherif Hussein ibn Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks and creating a single unified Arab state spanning from Aleppo in Syria to Aden in Yemen.
Devsirme (literally collecting in Turkish) was chiefly the practice by which the Ottoman Empire took sons from their Balkan Christian every year. They were then converted to Islam with the primary obj...
A Marxist History of the World part 66: The Ottoman Empire and the 1908 'Young Turk' Revolution
Neil Faulkner looks at how the revolution that began in Turkey in 1908 initiated a process that would transform the middle east over the following two decades.
1688 Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery
The 1688 Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery was the first protest against African-American slavery made by a religious body in the English colonies.
Slavery in the Ottoman Empire
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Slavery was an important part of Ottoman society until the Ottoman Empire forbade the slavery of Caucasians (including Georgians, Armenians, and Circassians) in the early 19th century.