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454 The Muslim Empires 1450–1800 Key Events As you read this chapter, look for the key events in the history of the Muslim empires • Muslim conquerors captured vast territory in Europe and Asia using firearms. • Religion played a major role in the establishment of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mogul Empires. • Trade and the arts flourished under the Muslim empires. The Impact Today The events that occurred during this time period still impact our lives today. • Muslim art and architectural forms have endured, and examples can be found throughout the world. • Since the territory once occupied by the Ottoman and Safavid dynasties produces one-third of the world’s oil supply, these regions continue to prosper. World History Video The Chapter 15 video, “Constantinople to Istanbul,” chronicles the spread of Islam and Muslim cultural achievements. 1450 1485 1520 1555 1590 1453 Ottoman Turks capture Constantinople 1529 Ottoman forces defeated at Vienna 1501 Ismail I founds Safavid dynasty 1571 Spanish destroy Ottoman fleet at Lepanto Turkish helmet Hagia Sophia in Constantinople
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by artist’s name Then, afterward, there is a very short description of a painting or pho Art or Photo here HISTORY Chapter Overview Visit the Glencoe World History Web site at and click on Chapter 15–Chapter Overview to preview chapter information. wh.glencoe.com 1625 1660 1695 1730 1765 1600 Safavid dynasty peaks 1639 British establish fort at Chennai in India c. 1632 Building of Taj Mahal begins 1723 Safavid dynasty collapses 1757 British defeat Moguls at Battle of Plassey Persian painting Taj Mahal This tilework features an inscription from the Quran, the sacred book of Islam. 455
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456 The Conquests of Babur t the beginning of the sixteenth century, to the north  of India in present-day Afghanistan, lived a military adventurer named Babur, a descendant of the great Asian conqueror Timur Lenk (Tamerlane). Babur began with a pitifully small following: “The greater part of my followers (about 250 men) were on foot with sandals on their feet, clubs in their hands, and long frocks over their shoulders.” After seizing Kabul in 1504, Babur increased his forces, armed them with newly invented firearms, and extended his vision of conquest to the lands of India. With a force of eight thousand men armed with artillery, he destroyed the much larger army of the ruler of North India. Nine months later, Babur’s army faced yet another Indian prince with a considerably larger army. Babur rallied his forces with these words: “Let us, then, with one accord, swear on God’s holy word, that none of us will even think of turn- ing his face from this warfare, nor desert from the battle and slaughter that ensues, till his soul is separated from his body.” Babur’s troops responded with enthusiasm. “Towards evening,” he wrote later, “the confusion was complete, and the slaughter was dreadful. The fate of the battle was decided
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