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Mon. 3/10/08 Hist2B: lecture 23 Islamic gunpowder empires/early modern Islam (1450-1750) The Timurid Empire (descendent of Genghis Kahn), 1405 Common features - Steppe tradition; all three were created by Turkish invaders - All three were military creations o Funs, artillery critical to their rise o Military prowess of rulers, elite units critical - Dynastic autocracy; rulers considered empires their personal possessions made unmade laws at will - Instability; political system fraught by recurrent civil wars caused by succession disputes o Surviving rulers usually very capable - Power, religion, and ruler o Authority of dynasty derived from its ruler’s personal piety o Ghazi ideal led rulers to expand faith o Ottoman, Mughal, Safavid rulers were closely associated with Sufi mystics - Multiethnicity o Vitality of Islamic empires required toleration for non-Muslim subjects o Ottoman millet; autonomous religious community headed by own religious dignitary who advised and answered to sultan - Identity largely based on religion
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HIST 2B taught by Professor Hämalaien during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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