The Ottomans They were originally a nomadic people from central Asia They were Muslims.

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<ul><li><p>The Ottomans They were originally a nomadic people from central AsiaThey were Muslims </p></li><li><p>The Fall of the Byzantine Empire The Byzantine Empire was the Eastern half of the former Roman Empire. </p><p>The Byzantines were Christians</p><p>In 1453 the Ottomans invade and conquer the Byzantine Empire</p></li><li><p>Istanbul Not ConstantinopleThe Ottomans conquered the capital city of Constantinople, and renamed it Istanbul </p><p>Christian Churches such as the Hagia Sophia were converted into Islamic Masques </p></li><li><p>A perfect location for trade Istanbul was located on the border between Europe and the Middle East </p><p>Istanbul had easy access to the Medierranean Sea and the Black Sea </p></li><li><p> Suleiman the Magnificent The Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Believed that his Empire should follow the Islamic law of the Koran </p><p>Felt that people who violated the laws should be harshly punished </p></li><li><p>Religious Tolerance Jews and Christians were allowed to practice their religion</p><p>Jews and Christians had to follow Muslim law but were had their own courts and leaders </p><p>The best jobs were reserved for Muslims </p></li><li><p>Advancements Suleiman valued knowledge and education </p><p>The Ottomans developed Algebra </p><p>Built vast trade networks contributing t to the spread of ideas </p><p>Developed some of the earliest guns </p></li></ul>