Napolean and the Siege of Acre 1799

Napolean and The Siege of Acre 1799 The Siege of Acre of 1799 was an unsuccessful French siege of the Ottoman-defended, city of Acre. It was Napoleon’s first strategic defeat as three years previously he had been defeated at the Second Battle of Bassano. Acre was a site of significant strategic importance due to its […]

Osman Gazi and the Birth of the Ottoman Empire

In the summer heat in the year 1071, a history-changing battle was raging in the eastern part of Anatolia. The Seljuk Turks from Central Asia, had built a powerful empire that was clashing with the mighty Byzantines Empire. The result of the Battle of Manzikert in 1071 was a decisive Seljuk victory with the Byzantine […]