European Perspectives of the Ottoman Empire
Module 8 Discussion: European Perspectives of the Ottoman Empire
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Below are links to the two readings on the Ottoman Empire. The first document was an account by the Englishman James Ludlow, who reported on the Janissary system in the Ottoman Empire. The second document is an excerpt from Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq’s The Turkish Letters, a compendium of personal correspondence to Busbecq’s friend Nicholas Michault. Busbecq served as an ambassador to the Ottoman Empire for the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand, and he wrote about his experience in the Ottoman Empire under Süleyman the Magnificent. In this except, Busbecq describes the famous Janissaries of the Ottoman military.
Please read the two documents and answer the following discussion questions in no less than 200 words
Source: “James M. Ludlow: The Tribute of Children, 1493,” Internet History Sourcebook
Source: “Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq: The Turkish Letters, 1555-1562,” Internet History Sourcebook