The Millet System The first instance of the Ottomans having to rule a large number of Christians was after the conquest of Constantinople by Sultan Mehmed II
The next day, he visited the tomb not of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, modern Turkey's founder, but the tomb of Mehmed II
, known as the Conqueror, the 15th-century Ottoman sultan whose imperial armies marched westward from Constantinople as far as Bosnia.
When it was turned into a mosque following the Ottoman sultan Mehmed II
conquering Trabzon in 1461, the frescos on the southern part of the building were whitewashed due to the Islamic ideology of not portraying religious iconography.
They were celebrating the 15th-century conquest of Istanbul by the Ottoman sultan Mehmed II
, the golden moment of Turkey's Muslim ancestors triumphing over the Christian West.
The Ottomans were commanded by 21-year-old Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II
, who defeated an army commanded by Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos.
Originally tasked with casting artillery and cannon balls, it was founded in the oldest industrial center of Istanbul by Sultan Mehmed II
Macedonians professing Christianity from the nearby villages started moving to the city which drove up the number of Macedonian artisans and merchants, who also played the main role in the restoration of the churches in and around the Bazaar, after Sultan Mehmed II
allowed Christians to build churches on the territory of the Empire.
Las migraciones de pueblos enteros han marcado los hitos mas importantes de la historia humana; el 29 de mayo de 1453, los turcos musulmanes liderados por Mehmed II
ingresaron en el imperio romano oriental y tomaron su capital, Constantinopla, dando termino a la Edad Media y surgiendo la epoca contemporanea que hoy conocemos como Estado Moderno.
The city of Byzantium, itself dating to 657 BC, was renamed Constantinople in 330 AD by the Christian emperor Constantine, and finally named Istanbul with the subjugation of the area by the Islamic conqueror Mehmed II
This account of a son of Toulouse who became a star in North America was organized in partnership with the Musee des Augustins, which in addition to possessing the most complete group of works by the artist (thirteen of them, including the colossal Entry of the Sultan Mehmed II
into Constantinople, which remains in Toulouse) also owns other icons of Orientalist painting, including Saint John Chrysostom and the Empress Eudoxia, by Jean-Paul Laurens, and The Massage, Hammam Scene, by Edouard Debat-Ponsan.
But when Sultan Mehmed II
(Dominic Cooper of "History Boys" and "Mama Mia") demands 1,000 of Wallachia's boysincluding Vlad's own son, Ingeras (Art Parkinson of HBO's "Game of Thrones")be torn from their parents' homes and forced to become childsoldiers in his army, Vlad must decide: do the same as his father before him and give up his son to the sultan, or seek the help of a monster to defeat the Turks but ultimately doom his soul to a life of servitude.
The tranquillity is shattered when power-hungry Sultan Mehmed II
(Dominic Cooper) decrees that 1,000 Transylvanian men plus Vlad's spirited son Ingeras (Art Parkinson) must join his army.