Pax Ottomana

Disciplines: History, Latin, Political Science

Latin for "Ottoman Peace", meaning the era of relative peace in Anatolia, the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East, and North Africa during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries under Ottoman rule.

The phrase implies a positive view of the Ottoman rule, and is derived from Pax Romana, the Roman Peace.

Similarly phrased relative peace eras in history, in chronological order, include Pax Romana, Pax Mongolica, Pax Hispanica, Pax Britannica, Pax Americana, and Pax Europaea.


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