Who are they?
Their ancestral home is on the Eurasian Steppes, East of Korea on the edges of the Gobi
Desert and north of the boundaries of the old Chinese empire and the Great Wall This is
roughly modern day Mongolia
Origins of Safavids
Mixed Ancestry: Persian+ Azeri Turk + Greek + Circassian Turk (Turks from the North Caucasus +
Kurdish) debate whether they should be considered Persian or Turkish or
The name does not refer to an ethnic or religious group b
Portugal and Spain
In the Muslim world we studied the rise of the three great powerful and centralized Empires.
The contrast to Europe could not be more telling, where fragmentation was the order of the day
Quechua speaking Peoples What became the Inca Empire founders began as a small isolated group
who around 1200 C.E. settled around Cuzco (In Peru today)
Built empire through military conquest and marriage alliances.
1438 they defeated t
The Reformations and the Wars of Religion
The Black Death and its aftermath, the intellectual movements of Humanism brought about
by the Renaissance, these among other things, helped bring about one of the most divisive
Intercultural Essay: Jews in Israel
Upon reflection of my own culture, I find that I essentially do not have one. My
culture is a mixture of my fathers and my mothers, my father is originally from Detroit