Thursday, August 04, 2005

The Ottoman Sultans and Caliphs 1290-1924 AD

The Ottoman Sultans and Caliphs 1290-1924 AD - Well done site by Kelley L. Ross, Ph.D. listing rulers of the Ottoman Turks. Includes maps of the Ottoman Empire throughout the ages.

From the site:

The Sultânate of Rûm had been dormant for some years, failing even to capitalize on the victory of Myriocephalum (1176). After vassalage to the Mongols (1243), the domain finally disintegrated (1307). Meanwhile, however, the Turkish presence in Anatolia was actually invigorated with refugees from the Mongol advance. The new domains that resulted were the oghullar or "sons." These included many ghuzâh (sing. ghâzin), or fighters for Islâm (otherwise mujâhidûn), particularly frontier fighters. 'Osman Ghâzî (now just Osman Gazi) found himself on the frontier of Roman Bithynia, across from his Christian military counterparts, the akritai (sing. akritês). He defeated the Roman army at Bapheus in 1302 but is best remembered for breaking through into Bithynia and captured Prusa (1326), which became Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Emirate.


sumir said...


Just logged in to say Hi.

A great job. You started on Jan 2, 2004, nearly a year back.

I am doing the same thing for my students. I am here only from last four months. I am dealing in Indian history (Bharat) with special reference to PUnjab UNiversity Chandigarh, India.

I have given a link on my blog

Miland said...


Thanks for the positive feedback and the link toi your Indian history blog. I wish you luck in your endeavors.