Chapter 27: The Muslim Empire

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    • 4.3.II
      • Imperial expansion relied on the increased use of gunpowder, cannons, & armed trade to establish large empires in both hemispheres
      • Land empires unlike the new European ocean Empires
    • 4.2.III.B
      • Timar System: Local Elites
        • The power of existing political elites fluctuated as the elites confronted new challenges to their ability
    • 4.3.I.C
      • Janissaries: is an example of recruiting & developing a military profession to maintain centralized control over their population & resources
    • 4.3.I.D
      • Hagia Sophia is an example of rulers using monumental architecture to legitimize their rule
      • Rules used tax farming systems to generate revenue in order to forward state power & expansion
    • 4.3.III.i
      • These Political & Religious disputes led to rivalries & conflict between these two massive empires
        • Intensified the split within Islam (Sunni-Shia)
    • 4.3.I.B
      • The Ottomans did have varying status of different classes of women. Most women were suppressed there are examples of some women being able to earn a living, own industries & practice medicines
      • Both the Ottoman & Mughal empires adopted practices to accommodate the ethnic & religious diversity of their subjects

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