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Rise of the Ottoman Empire


In the late 13th century, Osman I established a small principality sandwiched between a crumbling Byzantine Empire and a weakened Sultanate of the Seljuk of Rum, in what is now Turkey. In just a few generations, this territory had outmaneuvered more powerful neighbors to become the vast Ottoman Empire. What enabled its rapid rise? Mostafa Minawi details the early days of the Ottomans.

Educator: Mostafa Minawi
Director: Serin Inan

Narrator: Jack Cutmore-Scott

Director of Production: Gerta Xhelo

Editorial Director: Alex Rosenthal

Producer: Bethany Cutmore-Scott

Editorial Producer: Elizabeth Cox

Script Editor: Eden Girma

Storyboard Artist: Gürkan Gürler
Art Director: Gürkan Gürler

Animators: Tuncay Çetin, Gürkan Gürler

Layout Artists: Can Tugrul, Gürkan Gürler
Composer and Sound Designer: Deniz Dogançay

Executive Creative Director: Logan Smalley

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