Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 27: The Islamic Empires

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
  • Explain the origins and expansion of the Ottoman empire.
  • Identify and discuss key features of the Safavid empire.
  • Explain the origins, course, and legacy of the Mughal empire.
  • Explain the important features of the Islamic dynastic state system.
  • Understand the roles of agriculture and trade in the Islamic empires.
  • Identify key features of religious affairs within the Islamic empires.
  • Compare and contrast the cultural patronage and achievements of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal rulers.
  • Explain and discuss the reasons behind the gradual decline of the Islamic empires.
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