The Turkish Ottoman Empire with Tiago Neiva - Context Travel

The Turkish Ottoman Empire with Tiago Neiva


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Between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries, three Islamic dynasties–the Ottomans, the Safavids, and the Mughals–established themselves in three particular areas of Asia. Bordering each other, their domains covered, at their peak, a continuous territory ranging from Morocco to South India. These included geographies and cultures such as the Balkans, Maghreb, the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. They became the origin of three future modern nations: Turkey, Iran, and India.

Known as the three Islamic Gunpowder Empires, due to the profuse (and very innovative) strategic use of firearms on the battlefield, their political, economic, and military relevance placed them at the level of the most powerful Western nations. From the perspective of Islamic history, they became part of the second political and cultural flowering of the Islamic world, after the hegemony (and subsequent decay) of the Islamic Golden Age, in the medieval period.

Led by an expert on Islamic architecture and art history, Tiago Miranda Neiva, this seminar will cover the Ottoman Dynasty, from its birth as a small principality in northwestern Anatolia, to the steps taken to become one of the greatest military and political world powers, covering a large territory in three distinct continents; ending with the long and agonizing process of stagnation, decay, and disintegration which will give rise to the modern state of Turkey.

Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased knowledge of the early modern Islamic history, in particular, the political, religious, economic, and social dimensions and the legacy of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. In a parallel session, there will be a seminar exploring their cultural, architectural, and artistic achievements.

This conversation is part of a six-part series on the Gunpowder Empires with Tiago Miranda Neiva. Each session is designed as a stand-alone seminar as well as part of a six-part series.

Tiago Miranda Neiva was born and raised in Lisbon. For several years he was Professor of Arts and Art History, having a Master's degree in Teaching of Visual Arts. He is currently working towards a PhD focused on the Art and Architecture of al-Andalus: the confluence between the Arab, Jewish and Christian medieval world. In recent years he has been working as a tour guide in his hometown, seeking to show and reveal its most intimate secrets through an authentic and passionate local vision.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Tiago somehow manages to cover 600 years of complex history with just the right amount of detail. He does an excellent job of highlighting the key points and connecting concepts.

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Tiago somehow manages to cover 600 years of complex history with just the right amount of detail. He does an excellent job of highlighting the key points and connecting concepts.