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The Ottoman Empire rose from humble beginnings in Anatolia to dominate a vast swathe of territory. Holy war, gaza, was a powerful driving force behind that expansion. At the Battle of Nicopolis in 1396, Ottoman holy war clashed directly with its Christian equivalent: crusading.
If you're interested in learning more, you can check out:
The great book by Cemal Kafadar, Between Two Worlds
If you prefer to watch your history, try Resurrection: Ertugrul on Netflix.
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