Originally, it emerged from a TL called “Mustafa the Pretender, The Ottomans stillborn, and italia: the last gasp of byzantium”
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It won the “Best 1400-1700 Timeline“ category at the 2005 Turtledove Awards. It was one of only two Old Board era timelines to ever win a Turtledove (both of these timelines occured in the award's first year).