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Ottoman Empire, 1402–1839

Nina Ergin

Nina Ergin is Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...The Ottomans emerged in northwest Anatolia in the late thirteenth century, then divided among several Turkish-Islamic principalities and the Byzantine Empire. Ottomans are first documented in the written record in 1301, when a chronicler...

Russia, 1475–1830

Neil Kent

Neil Kent was formerly a Professor of European Cultural History in St Petersburg, Russia. He is an Academic Fellow of the Cyber Conflict Documentation Project in Washington DC, USA, based at the University of Cambridge, UK, and also an Associate Professor at L’Ecole (Special) Militaire de St-Cyr, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Russia changed from a small state on Europe’s periphery to a powerful empire stretching from Baltic to Pacific, with few geographical features to protect it. Subjection to Tatars was oppressive, but enabled rulers of Muscovy, from which...

North America, 1513–1830

W. Barksdale Maynard

W. Barksdale Maynard is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, and author of six books on American history and architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...After touching land in Florida in 1513, Spain seemed likely to conquer North America, but instead other major European powers jockeyed for control of the continent, with Britain taking the lead by the late seventeenth century. France came...