Western Christian Overseas Expansion and the Ottoman-Habsburg Struggle, 1450-1650

Audio / Video / Film

  1. Islam Empire of Faith—The Ottomans (52:58)

PBS traces the rise of the Ottoman Empire, their conquests and the spread of Islam.

Web Links

  1. Frontline, “Apocalypse! The Evolution of Apocalyptic Belief and How It Shaped the Western World,” PBS, 1995. The contribution by Bernard McGinn, University of Chicago, under the heading of “Apocalypticism,” is of particular relevance for the understanding of Christopher Columbus viewing himself as a precursor of Christ’s Second Coming.
  2. Comprehensive and informative, PBS website on the Ottoman Empire examines the various facets of this Islamic culture such as scientific innovations, faith and its
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