Show Notes: Suleiman

Tracy Wilson

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Even if you've never studied the Ottoman Empire, this name may ring a bell: He was part of Katie and Sarah's episode "The Cinderella of the Harem." Suleiman (also spelled Suleyman) was a 16th-century Ottoman sultan who, in the course of his career, was a poet, a goldsmith, a military reformer and a conqueror. One of his many notable deeds was an attempted and ill-fated siege of Vienna, which is the primary focus of today's episode.

Our listener mail is from Ryan, who writes about the Great Kanto Earthquake. We also have a postcard we believe to be from Debbie, but the postcard was a little mangled in transit.

For more knowledge: Were people vying to become slaves in the Ottoman Empire?

Episode link: Suleiman the Magnificent and the Siege of Vienna

Holly's research:

  • Atil, Esin. "The Golden Age of Ottoman Art." Aramaco World Magazine. Volume 38, No. 4. July/August 1987. Accessed at:
  • Halman, Talat S. "Suleyman the Magnificent - Poet."
  • Lybyer, Albert Howe. "Süleyman I, Sultan of the Turks, 1494 or 5-1566." Cambridge : Harvard University Press. Ozgen, Korkut. "The Sultans: Suleyman I."
  • Sansal, Burak. "Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent." All About Turkey.
  • "Siege of Vienna." 2014. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
  • "Selim I." 2014. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
  • "Suleyman I." 2014. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
  • "Tughra of Suleiman the Magnificent." The British Museum.
  • Yalman, Suzan. "The Age of Süleyman "the Magnificent" (r. 1520-1566)" Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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