097 A New Century

In the aftermath of the Treaty of Karlowitz, the Ottomans have suffered perhaps the greatest series of setbacks in their history. With a new Sultan on the throne, the question of whether and how they can recover hangs in the air. It's the year 1700 and the world is changing fast. But, can the Ottomans change with it?


Major Characters in this Episode

Sultan Ahmed III

Sultan Mustafa II

Köprülüzade Numan Pasha

King Charles XII of Sweden

Tsar Peter the Great

Prince Eugene of Savoy, Commander of the Austrian Army

Georgi Peyachevic


Timeline for this episode

  • 1703, Ottomans invade Georgia

  • 1703, The “Edirne Event” Janissary Revolt

  • Early 1700s, final end of the Devshirme

  • 1710-1711, Russo Ottoman War

  • 1711, Direct rule under the Phanariots is introduced in Moldavia

  • 1714-1718, Second Morean War

  • 1716, Georgi Peyachevic attempts to work with the Austrians to organize a new uprising

  • 1716, Direct rule under the Phanariots is introduced in Wallacha

  • 1716-1718, Austrian-Turkish War

  • 1716, Siege of Timișoara

  • 1717, Holy League Formed

  • 1717, Siege of Belgrade

  • 1718, Treaty of Passarowitz


Europe between the Treat of Karlowitz and the Second Morean War

Sultan Mustafa II

Sultan Ahmed III

A map of the Pruth River Campaign undertaken by Peter the Great against the Ottomans

The Battle of Petrovaradin

Prince Eugene of Savoy, Commander of the Austrian Army

The Siege of Timișoara

The Siege of Belgrade

New map following the Treaty of Passarowitz

The larger Ottoman Empire in 1718, following the Treaty of Passarowitz