This essay should be substantial and thorough, but doesn’t HAVE to be more than one page, if you can adequately answer the questions in that length.
The essay answers should consist of three main parts: an introduction, main body, and a conclusion.

Your introductions should be a paragraph long and explain in brief your answer to the question. The body is where you will make most of your main argument, using examples from the lectures and your textbook.  Be sure to answer all the questions fully and please be specific in your answers, answering the Who, What When, Where and HOW this impacted society at that time.

Essay topic:

Why was the Ottoman Empire more powerful, in the early modern period, than any other European or Islamic power Be sure to discuss specific political, economic, military, cultural and social reasons behind their power.