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March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in political science, social sciences

A LOOK AT MUSLIM EMPIRES

The Muslim community is known to have been under the influence of three major empires : the Ottoman Empire , The Safavids and the Grandeur of the Mughals . Let us take a close look at these three empires and try to identify in which areas are they the same and how they specifically support the Muslim ‘s view of the world

First of is the Ottoman Empire . The Ottoman Empire also known in the West as the Turkish Empire , existed from 1299 to 1923 . Osman I is regarded as [banner_entry_middle]

the founder of the Ottoman Empire . He gave the name Ottoman ‘ to the Ottoman State and declared its independence , becoming the first HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Bey ” \o “Bey ” Bey He extended the frontiers of Ottoman settlement towards the HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Byzantine_Empire ” \o “Byzantine Empire Byzantine Empire , while other Turkish beyliks suffered from internal fighting . Under Osman I , the Ottoman capital moved to HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Bursa 2C_Turkey ” \o “Bursa , Turkey ” Bursa . It was in this period that a formal HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Ruling_institution_of_the_Ottoman_Empire \o “Ruling institution of the Ottoman Empire ” Ottoman government was created its institutions would remain for nearly four centuries before being reformed . In contrast to many contemporary states , the Ottoman bureaucracy tried to avoid military rule (see : HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Millet_ 28Ottoman_Empire 29 ” \o “Millet (Ottoman Empire ” millet . Although the Empire was primarily a military state , its civics and economy did not reflect a policy of aggression . The HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Expansionist \o “Expansionist ” expansionist policies of the Ottoman Empire were not undertaken with the aim of destruction , but with the goal of Ottoman settlement in the area . The strategic conquest of HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Fall_of_Constantinople ” \o “Fall of Constantinople ” Constantinople became a crucial objective for Ottoman rule to extend over the Eastern Mediterranean and Balkans . In 1389 , the Ottoman victory at the HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Battle_of_Kosovo ” \o “Battle of Kosovo Battle of Kosovo effectively marked the end of HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Serbs ” \o “Serbs ” Serbian power in the region , and paved the way for Ottoman expansion into Europe

The Mughal Empire , on the other hand , was an empire that at its greatest territorial extent ruled most of the HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Indian_subcontinent ” \o “Indian subcontinent ” Indian subcontinent , then known as HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Hindustan ” \o “Hindustan ” Hindustan , and parts of what is now HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Afghanistan ” \o “Afghanistan ” Afghanistan and the HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Balochistan_ 28region 29 ” \o “Balochistan (region ” Balochistan region . It was established in 1526 , enjoyed expansion and consolidation until about 1707 and survived , even if in drastically attenuated form , until 1857 . The empire was founded by the HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Timurid_Dynasty ” \o “Timurid Dynasty ” Timurid leader HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Babur ” \o “Babur ” Babur in… [banner_entry_footer]

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