Ottoman Society

Selim even continued east to tabriz the safavid

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Unformatted text preview: Christian Europe to the fellow Islamic empires in Egypt and Persia, thus eroding much of the ghazi warrior foundations of waging war only on non- Muslims. Beyazid’s son, Selim I embarked on a fierce campaign against the Safavids, and he soon extended his animosity to the Mamluks as well. His mind for conquest earned him the name, Selim the grim Selim began a campaign against the Shi- ites in the Ottoman Empire, killing as many as 40,000 people by 1514. Later that year, Ottoman forces met the Safavids at the battle of Chalderian in eastern Asia Minor, where superior Ottoman artillery led them to victory over...
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