Today we discussed the absolutism of Peter the Great of Russia and compared him to Louis XIV of France. If you didn't finish making the T Chart, please try to finish that before we get together on Monday. (?)
Read pages 580-584 about the height of absolutism in the Ottoman Empire.
#14.a Describe the Ottoman government, including aspects that set it apart from western states.
#14b. Why was conquering Constantinople so significant for the Ottomans?
#14c. What was the significance of their defeat at Vienna?
#15. To what degree did the Ottomans practice religious tolerance? Describe the Millet system. Did religious diversity prove to be a positive or negative for the empire?