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October 2019

Sultanate of Women
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Sultanate of Women

The Sultanate of Women is a fascinating period of time in the Ottoman history. It started in approximately 1533, when Suleiman the Magnificent married the love of his life - Hürrem Sultan. It ended in 1683, with the death of Turhan Hatice Sultan.



WHAT IS THE SULTANATE OF WOMEN?

The Sultanate of Women was the time when wives and mothers of sultans ruled the ...
Ottoman Imperial Opulence – Topkapi Palace Istanbul
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Ottoman Imperial Opulence – Topkapi Palace Istanbul

The Topkapi Palace - imperial court and centre of the Ottoman power for 375 years - is possibly the most famous of all Ottoman heritage in Istanbul. Approximately 30 sultans ruled the empire from there. The palace is a huge complex, meticulously designed to protect, but also to impress.  The sultans lived there in the utmost Ottoman imperial opulence, together with their families and concubines. I wrote ...
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