Prior knowledge: What historical pattern did the Ottoman Empire fall into during the 18th-19th century?
I will describe the contribution of European contact to the decline of Asian empires such as the Ottomans.
Commercialization Attempted to reform taxes (tax farming & not) Tanzimat Reforms (Rights for citizens) Constitution of 1876 (Sultan Abdul Hamid II) Increased Centralization Considered by Britain and France Standard of "decline"
The "Sick Man of Europe"
What is the 'sick man of Europe' theory?
- Christian boys
- Muslim boys
- Jewish boys
- Busy boys
What role does the Russia empire play in the narrative of the Ottomans?
Explain how contact with Western ideas had a positive/negative effect on the Ottoman Empire.