Social Studies - 2019-20

WHII.6b - Ottoman Empire

The student will apply social science skills to understand the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in Asia from about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to about 1800 A.D. (C.E.) by

b) describing the location and development of social and cultural patterns in the Ottoman Empire;

Adopted: 2015



The Ottoman Empire emerged as a political and economic power following the conquest of Constantinople.

The Ottomans brought much of Muslim territory in Southwest Asia and North Africa under their rule.


Original location of the Ottoman Empire

 Asia Minor

Expansion and extent of the Ottoman Empire

 Southwest Asia

 Southeastern Europe, Balkan Peninsula

 North Africa

Development of the Ottoman Empire

 Capital at Constantinople renamed Istanbul

 Islamic religion as a unifying force that tolerated other religions

 Trade in coffee and ceramics

Social and cultural patterns in the Ottoman Empire

 Hagia Sophia

 Mosques and religious complexes built by Sinan

 Developments in architecture, calligraphy, manuscript painting, textiles, and ceramics


Updated: Jun 01, 2018