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According to document #2…Document #2 states…The document by Kritovoulos says… 3Letter fromSultanSelim IWhy do you think Sultan Selim I quotes the Qu’ran so often in his letter? He quotes the Qu’ran often because of his belief in Islam and to accuse his rival of breaking the rules of the Qu’ran. He also uses the Qu’ran to show how God backs up him and his beliefs. The difference in beliefs is the reason why the Ottomans attacked the Safavids. What about the Safavids is most upsetting to to Sultan Selim I? The Safavids’s rebellious habit is the most upsetting to Sultan Selim I because the rebellions weakened the Ottoman empire’s control and authority. 4Siege ofRhodesMiniaturePaintingWhat weapons were utilized by the Ottomans in the Siege of Rhodes? Muskets, bows, and spears were utilized by the Ottomans in the Siege of Rhodes. 5OttomanMiniatureHow would this image be used as a show of power? The elephant symbolizes the empire and the man symbolizes other empires. The elephant is stepping on the man-asserting authority and power over him. In addition, in the corner, there seem to be slaves and these slaves seem to be controlled by an Ottoman man-who can be distinguished by his clothing. Also, the sultan is sitting on his throne and the throne symbolizes leadership and authority. 6OttomanSiege ofEsztergomCannons are being used to break down the walls of Esztergom. Also, the Ottoman army is large in size. These two factors were the main reasons the Ottoman Empire expanded from 1450 to 1750. 7The TurkishLettersThe Janissaries were a powerful force and according to Busbecq their “approach inspires terror everywhere.” These janissaries is what assist the Ottomans during battle and they were very skilled at working with their artillery. This skill allowed the Ottomans to effectively take down the fortifications that many places relied on for protection.