Natasha Wheatley

Natasha Wheatley is an assistant professor at Princeton.

Part of the Empire: Habsburg History

Natasha Wheatley, 30 August 2018

When​ the 25-year-old Ottoman prince Süleyman became sultan in 1520, his empire curled from Athens down to Mecca and tied the Red Sea to the Black. Selim, his father, had tended eastern frontiers; Süleyman turned towards the west. His campaigns carried Ottoman rule past Belgrade to Budapest and – almost – to Vienna. Riding up the Danube Valley with 100,000 men late in...

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