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[[Image:OttomanMillets.jpg|right|thumb|250px|Millets of the Ottoman empire]]The '''Ottoman Empire''' lasted was formed by turkic people who had migrated from 1299 central Asia during the latter part of the first millennium to 1922the Black and Eastern Mediterranean Sea areas. With Istanbul (Constantinople) By the late part of the first millennium the Seljuk Turks had established hegemony over ancient Persia and Anatolia. At the end of the thirteenth century Osman I declared his independence from the Seljuk Turks and established himself as its capital citythe leader of the Ottoman Turks, in many respects it was who took their name after him. Over the following centuries the Ottomans established an Islamic successor to empire that encompassed not only the lands of the Seljuk Turks, but extended into and beyond the Balkans in Europe, including the [[Christians|Christian]] lands of the three ancient Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire[[Patriarch]]s.
The Ottoman Empire in theory tolerated [[Christians]] and [[Jews]]lasted from 1299 to 1922. Mehmed II allowed the local Christians to stay in With Constantinople after conquering the (Istanbul) as its capital city in 1453, and in 1461 Sultan Mehmed II established many respects it was an Islamic successor to the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Previously, they were seen as hereticalEastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire.
In terms of policy matters, The Ottoman Empire in theory tolerated [[Christians]] and [[Judaism|Jews]]. Mehmed II allowed the empire's relationship with local Christians to stay in Constantinople after conquering the Greek Orthodox Church was largely peaceful. In practicecity in 1453, however, Christians faced discrimination and in every level 1461 Sultan Mehmed II established the Armenian Patriarchate of societyConstantinople. Previously, they were seen as heretical. In addition to this
In terms of policy matters, the empire's relationship with the Greek Orthodox Church was largely peaceful. In practice, however, Christians faced discrimination in every level of society.  Voluntary [[conversion ]] to [[Islam ]] was often greeted by Ottoman authorities, and it was no secret that Muslim authorities perceived Islam as a higher form of belief. In addition to this, conversation conversion to Islam meant that those who were formerly Christians did not have to worry about paying the [[jizyahJizya]], a tax that was levied on non-Muslim citizens.
As a result, many Christians in Asia Minor converted en masse for purely economic reasons.
 
==External link==
*[[Wikipedia:Ottoman_Empire]]
 
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