Episode 2 covers the history of the Ottoman Empire, from the conquest of Constantinople, through the reign of Suliman the Magnificent.
Bernard Lewis, Islam and the West, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993)
Bernad Lewis, The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2000 Years, (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995)
Caroline Finkel, Osman’s Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire, (New York: Basic Books, 2005)
Carter Vaughn Findley, The Turks in World History, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005)
Hugh Kennedy, Caliphate: The History of an Idea, (New York: Basic Books, 2016)
Roger Crowley, 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople, and the Clash of Islam and the West, (New York: Hyperion, 2005)
Tamim Ansary, Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes, (New York: Public Affairs, 2009)