THE ARMENIAN-HUNGARIAN CONTRIBUTION TO THE OTTOMAN BOOK-PRINTING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 18TH CENTURY
During the first half of the 18th century the Ottoman Empire suffered a period of hard economic and political crisis. Despite serious internal problems with the rule of the sultan Ahmed III begins the westernization of the Empire. The essential role in the internal and foreign policy was reserved for grand vizier Ibrahim pasha Nevshehirli (1718-1730), Armenian by origins. The personality of grand vizier had some effect on the Ottoman history of that period. Ibrahim pasha seems not to succeed in his economic policy, but he greatly participated in the flourishing of the Ottoman culture. In 1725 there was created a special commission which began to translate the works of Arab and Persian historians into the Turkish language.
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