Ottoman Society

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Unformatted text preview: the Safavids. Selim even continued east to Tabriz, the safavid capital, but the weary Janissaries forced him to return to Istanbul before winter set in. Despite the absence of an apparent Mamluk threat against the Ottomans, Selim embarked on a southern odyssey towards Egypt, arguing that the Mamluks – lacking both a navy and modern firearms – were ill- equipped to defend Islamic lands from the Portuguese. Selim began his Mamluk campaign in Syria, taking Aleppo, Damascus, and Jerusalem from the Mamluks in...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2014 for the course HIST 160 taught by Professor Agoston during the Fall '08 term at Georgetown.

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