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The Ottoman Age of Exploration
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The Ottoman Age of Exploration

Giancarlo Casale

Abstract

In 1517, the Ottoman Sultan Selim nullthe Grimnull conquered Egypt and brought his empire for the first time in history into direct contact with the trading world of the Indian Ocean. During the decades that followed, the Ottomans became progressively more engaged in the affairs of this vast and previously unfamiliar region, eventually to the point of launching a systematic ideological, military, and commercial challenge to the Portuguese Empire, their main rival for control of the lucrative trade routes of maritime Asia. This study is the first comprehensive historical account of this century ... More

Keywords: Selim nullthe Grimnull, trading, Portuguese Empire, trade routes, Straits of Malacca, Mediterranean, sultans, viziers, corsairs, spies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195377828
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377828.001.0001

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Giancarlo Casale, author
University of Minnesota
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