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1Haley Guarnera Brock World History 07 September 2017The Mughal and Ottoman EmpireI have chosen the Mughal and Ottoman empires to compare for my essay. The Mughal empire was a self-designated Indian empire. The Ottoman empire was a Turkish empire. I plan on focusing on the comparison of these two empires economy, military, religions, and their rulers similarities and differences. Also the relationship the two empires have with one another and the connections I made between the empires while researching them further. The economy policies among the two empires were different and the same in multiple ways. Most of Mughal Empire’s economy came from agriculture, trade and other industries in their region. Out of those agriculture had the biggest play in the Mughal economy. The main sources of agricultural during the Mughal’s time included millets, oilseeds, cereals, hemp, chilli, sugarcane, cotton, indigo, betel and other cash crops. Urbanisation and fixed markets also helped expand the economy in Mughal Empire. At first just the weekly market was popular. Eventually several trade centers were created in prospering cities with the growth of the economy. The Ottoman Empire’s economy was similar to the Mughal’s economy because of the great need for agriculture.Although the Ottoman’s focused mainly on trade as their economic support. The city of Istanbul was the crossroads of trade between the East and West. Some of the goods traded were; silk,
2tea, spices and porcelain. The Black Sea and southern Russia provided furs, grain, and amber. Europe provided mirrors and drugs. The Ottomans used the Seljuk caravan stops which were about 25 miles apart on the main trade routes. The two empires used agriculture and trade just one more than the other. Both empires focused on trade networks in Middle Asia, East Asia, and China.