- Words: 580
- Length: 2 Pages
- Topic: Drama - World
- Paper #: 4903883
As Emrah Safa Gurkan points out in "The Centre and the Frontier," the Ottoman Empire made strategic political decisions in part due to a shifting balance of power in Europe. Head to head with the Habsburg Empire, the Ottomans saw great opportunity and power in the incorporation of the North African corsairs for geographic, geopolitical, economic, and social reasons.
Although European exploits abroad were far more ambitious and large scale, the