The Ottoman Conquest of Egypt (1517) and the Beginning of the Sixteenth-Century World War

  title={The Ottoman Conquest of Egypt (1517) and the Beginning of the Sixteenth-Century World War},
  author={Andrew C. Hess},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  pages={55 - 76}
  • Andrew C. Hess
  • Published 1 January 1973
  • History
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
Throughout the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries major changes in the relations between great states once again highlighted the importance of a land whose history marks all ages — Egypt. Students of Western naval explorations are familiar with the significant place of Egypt in the imperial plans of the Portuguese during their expansion into the Indian Ocean after 1488. But while the Portuguese attempt to control the Red Sea and Persian Gulf trading routes brought Egyptian history solidly… 

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