Peerless among Princes: The Life and Times of Sultan Suleyman with Kaya Sahin

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 26 February 2023

A full life and times biography of Süleyman, the longest reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Süleyman, who ruled the Ottoman Empire between 1520 and 1566, was a globally recognized figure during his lifetime. His domain extended from Hungary to Iran, and from the Crimea to North Africa and the Indian Ocean. The wealth of his treasury, the strength of his armies, and his personality were much discussed by historians, poets, courtiers, diplomats, and publics across Eurasia.

Süleyman was engaged in bitter rivalries with the Catholic Habsburgs in Europe and the Shiite Safavids in the Middle East. He presided over a multilingual and multireligious empire that promised peace and prosperity to its subjects. During his reign, the Ottoman Empire became a truly global power. Imperial governance expanded considerably, and the law was emphasized as the main bond between the ruler and the ruled.

Nearly half a millennium after his death, the life of Süleyman has been obscured by romanticized and exoticized narratives. Based on original sources in multiple languages, Peerless among Princes narrates Süleyman's achievements as well as his failures. What emerges is a compelling account of a ruler, his family, his close associates, and the Ottoman imperial project itself during the transformational sixteenth century.

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— CHAPTERS —
0:00​ Introduction
0:59 What is the book all about?
3:06 Did depictions of Süleyman change over time?
4:45 Who is Süleyman?
19:44 Why did you choose to write a book on Süleyman?
25:34 Was there anything in particular that you found fascinating while working on the book?
30:20 Outro

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Ottoman Empire https://www.worldhistory.org/Ottoman_Empire/
Battles & Conquests Of The Ottoman Empire (1299-1683) https://www.worldhistory.org/article/1791/battles–conquests-of-the-ottoman-empire-1299-1683/
Suleiman the Magnificent

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The music used in this recording is the intellectual copyright of Michael Levy, a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, and used with the creator's permission. Michael Levy's music is available to stream at all the major digital music platforms. Find out more on:
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Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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Macquire, K. (2023, February 26). Peerless among Princes: The Life and Times of Sultan Suleyman with Kaya Sahin. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2915/peerless-among-princes-the-life-and-times-of-sulta/

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Macquire, Kelly. "Peerless among Princes: The Life and Times of Sultan Suleyman with Kaya Sahin." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 26, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2915/peerless-among-princes-the-life-and-times-of-sulta/.

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Macquire, Kelly. "Peerless among Princes: The Life and Times of Sultan Suleyman with Kaya Sahin." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Feb 2023. Web. 17 Jul 2024.

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