Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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31: Wed, Dec 18, 2019
Please post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:
The decline of the Ottoman empire seems to have been largely a product of the friction between the conflicting claims of different levels of community — the different principalities that made it up vs. the centralizing pull from Istanbul, and the more eccentric factions like the Janissaries with their own interests and their own agendas. Was its decline inevitable, or was it the product of missteps in the different administrations that came to power?
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