FQ3 - Period 5 Focus Question Three To what extent did...

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Period 5 Focus Question Three To what extent did local cultural forces combine with Islam to make the Mughal and Ottoman empires distinct civilizations? The Mughal and Ottoman Empires were both distinct civilizations due to the very different local powers that the Islamic forces combined with. The original local cultures from the Ottoman and Mughal Empires were very dissimilar to begin with, and adding Islamic influence to each of them made them even more distinct. Through art and architecture, government and law, women’s rights, language, and religion, both Mughal and Ottoman civilizations took aspects of both Islamic and their local cultures and combined them to make distinct civilizations in almost every aspect of life. The Hindus combined with Islamic forces on almost all aspects of life to make its own unique civilization. The leader Akbar was a great help in this; he created his own language, religion, and art style because he believed in combining the local and the Islamic forces. One of the greatest examples of this is in art and architecture, wherein the
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This note was uploaded on 08/20/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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FQ3 - Period 5 Focus Question Three To what extent did...

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