This is by far the most comprehensive walkthrough among the western roman empire walkthroughs I have ever read. Not only that, it works tremendously! I followed your advice about not abandoning Britain and I have to say that defending Western Europe from the onslaught of barbarian kingdoms has become a whole lot easier. Thanks a lot for writing that long post! Very helpful indeed!
As such, the player controls one of many kingdoms in medieval Europe, starting in the late 11th century (shortly before the First Crusade). The goal is to prevail over ones neighbors and carve out an empire to rival Rome. In addition to the lands covered in the first Medieval, this game allows the player to discover America and face the mighty Aztec Empire while expanding his kingdom to the New World.
This course introduces the history of one of the great imperial formations of the early modern and modern period, which had long-standing repercussions on the development of Europe, the Near East, and North Africa. It covers the whole span of Ottoman history, and will pay special attention to some of the following problems: the political rise of the Ottoman state since the thirteenth century and how it became an empire, its social and administrative structure, the classical Ottoman economic system, Ottoman impact on the societies, politics, economies and cultures of Byzantium and the medieval Balkan states, the spread of Islam in Europe, the transformations of the Ottoman polity and society and aspects of what has been conventionally named as Ottoman decline, the Eastern question in international relations, the modernizing reforms of the nineteenth century, and the spread of nationalism as a prelude to the final demise of the supranational empire in the twentieth century.