Was the Ottoman Empire prophesied in the Book of Revelation? This topic will investigate this.
The Ottoman Empire was an empire of contradictions. While it was a war machine, it managed to inscribed some of the fairest laws and produced some of the greatest minds in science and mathematics. This empire was also Islamic, yet it tolerated other religions for most of its existence. Only toward the end of its reign did it violently oppose Christians and Jews. While not much is really known about this empire to those who live in the West, it was a hugely significant empire. It conquered the Roman Empire before it, spanned three continents, and lasted for 600 years. It finally went into decline and met its end at the end of World War 1.
To get started on this subject, below is an excellent documentary from BBC on the history of the Ottoman Empire.