Ottoman Empire

Created by: Michael Morris (Mikeno) S.P.I.C.E


The Ottoman Empire had a political structure that was a bureaucratic system, which means that most of the decisions are going to be made by the state officials, and where there were different regions within a single administration.

In the Ottoman Empire education was a cornerstone to the Ottoman People. There were different levels of schools in the Ottoman Empire depending on the formal or informal education level your wanted. For people who followed a formal education system, there was a primary school for them, madrasahs (Which was a higher form of education), Enderun school (Which was run by the state servants), and military education institutions (run by the states). For those who wanted to attend informal schools, (run by foundations) they could attend at mosques or libraries.

Also there was four systems of identifications for the Ottoman Empire. There are the Men of the pen, Men of the sword, Men of negotiation, and Men of husbandry. This ranks were based on the type of job your pursued.


The Ottoman Empire had a Political pyramid basically. At the top there was the "Sultan." The Sultan was in charge of everything from politics to money. Below the sultans where the "Sultan slaves" Basically servants for the Sultans and helped them with whatever was needed for the Sultan. The rank of the Sultan was not off limited if a person would work towards getting that rank they could achieve it but with great determination.


The Ottoman Empire was located, in Anatolia, the Middle East, part of North Africa, and south-eastern Europe. Because the Constantinople was the capital of the Ottoman Empire, this capital was the connection point between the East of the West.

Constantinople was a city where the Ottoman Empire declared a "Islamic holy war." The Islamic holy war was declared in November of 1914 and was declared in where the leader of the Ottoman, Sheikh-ul-Islam his Muslim followers to take up arms against Britain, France, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro in WWI.


As the Ottoman empire grew and expanded, the culture did as well with adopting new traits and customs. Turkish was the main language spoken. Soon there were a large variety of people in the Ottoman Empire, including Byzantine Greeks, Armenians, Jews and Assyrians.

With Literature, Poetry and literature played a huge role in the Ottoman Empire. Turkish Folk lore began to have an impact on the community and the non-fiction had a strong impact as well.

For the Food in the Ottoman Empire they had coffee, sorbet, raki (Which is an alcoholic beverage), Lokum, candies, kabobs, and macun (A colorful toffee paste.)


The Ottoman Empire had an strong economy. The empire had two important things which were the military and agriculture. Military dominance was just as important as wealth and economy. The Ottoman Empire was also known for it's trading it was not as good as other empires but it did serve a big part in the community of the whole Ottoman Empire.

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