Magnificent Century

This is a television series featuring the golden years of the Ottoman empire. It is intriguing to learn how Sultan Suleiman managed to conquer the Europe with his strong faith in Islam. No doubt that he was a good ruler. BUT, he was not a good husband (based on this movie, not his real life). He failed to pay attention to the struggles between his wife and concubine. He practised favouritism and he was not being fair to his wife. And this was eventually the reason for the fall of his great empire.

Dr. Hanita Hassan is an associate professor and she is currently the Chair of Language Academy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, UTM. She teaches Language and Communication Theories, Multimodal Discourse and ELT to postgraduate students. Her research interests include Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), multimodality, language in media, intercultural communication and ELT methodology. Currently, she is involved in two research projects: CEFR and language disabilities.

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