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Muslim Empires. 1400-1800. Table of Contents. Thesis Overview Ottoman Empire Safavid Empire Mogul Empire Conclusion. Thesis.

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Muslim empires

Muslim Empires

1400-1800


Table of contents
Table of Contents

  • Thesis

  • Overview

  • Ottoman Empire

  • Safavid Empire

  • Mogul Empire

  • Conclusion


Thesis
Thesis

  • As the Europeans were busy expanding during the Age of Exploration, the cultures of the Middle East were busy fighting each other and solidifying their own empires-which eventually led to these empires to become significantly less important on the world stage.


Each empire was a
Each empire was a…

  • Muslim Empire

    • What does this mean?

  • Gunpowder Empire

    • What does this mean?


Ottoman empire turn to page 241 in text
Ottoman Empire (turn to page 241 in text)

  • Founded by Osman the Black

    • Page 239-240

  • Centered in modern-day Turkey

  • Expanded to include the following =>


Ottoman rulers
Ottoman Rulers

  • Mehmet the Conqueror

    • Conquered Constantinople in 1453

    • Page 240-41

  • Selim the Grim

    • Killed all possible claimants to the throne

      • Including his brothers, sons, grandsons, and nephews

      • Spared only his selected heir Süleyman

    • See Handout

  • Süleyman the Magnificent

    • Greatest Muslim Emperor ever

    • Pages 246-249


Ottoman events
Ottoman Events

  • Greatest extent of power =>

    • Challenged the Holy Roman Empire

  • Became the “sick man of Europe”

    • A decrease in political power and influence

  • Empire disappeared after WWI =>

    • Ottomans removed from power

    • “Young Turks” take over


Safavid empire turn to page 251 in text
SafavidEmpire(turn to page 251 in text)

  • Founded by Shah Ismail

    • Page 251

  • Centered in modern-day Iran


Safavid people
Safavid People

  • Shah Ismail

    • Founder of the Safavid Empire

  • Shah Abbas

    • Greatest of all Safavid Shahs

    • Fought with the Europeans against the Turks

    • See handout

  • Safavid Women

    • Because of religious orthodoxy, women wore/wear veils

    • See hyperlink


Safavid events
Safavid Events

  • Built Isfahan into one of the greatest cities in the world

  • Eventually fell to the Afghans in 1722


Mogul empire
Mogul Empire

  • Founded by Babur

    • Page 238 & 255-256

  • Centered in modern-day India


Moguls
Moguls

  • Babur “The Tiger”

    • (Not Babar the Elephant)

    • Began the Mogul Dynasty

      • Page 238

  • Akbar

    • Greatest Mogul Emperor

  • Shah Jahan

    • Builds the Taj Mahalfor his wife

      • Page 260

  • Aurangzeb

    • Began to Modernize the Mogul Empire, but lost the empire to the British East India Trading Company


Mogul events
Mogul Events

  • Building of the Taj Mahal

    • Helped to bankrupt the Moguls

    • Page 260

  • Black Hole of Calcutta

    • Historical Elaboration

    • See page 258

  • Battle of Plassey

    • Indians were “encouraged” not to fight

    • Page 258

  • Eventual takeover by the British East India Company


What role did these empires have in the formation of the modern world
What role did these empires have in the formation of the modern world?

  • As the Europeans were increasing in power during the 1400-1800’s, these Muslim empires remained focused on their own territory and would eventually be controlled by the European powers during and after WWI. The Europeans would eventually divide these powers creating the new countries of the Middle East.