Compare And Contrast Safavid And Islamic Empires

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Throughout history there have been several great empires. However, the Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire, and the Safavid Empire were the last of these great Islamic Empires. Their accomplishments, culture, and various leaders have all helped pave the path for modern society. The Ottoman Empire was one of the most monumental and well established Empires of all time . The Ottoman Empire replaced the Byzantine Empire as a major power in the Eastern Mediterranean. The empire was located in southeastern Europe and Asia Minor, which in the modern era is called the Balkans, Greece, and Turkey. After the death of his father, the previous ruler of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed II began developing strategies to conquer the very much desired Constantinople. …show more content…
Babur was a descendent of Genghis Khan and Tamerlaine. In 1504 Babur moved to Afghanistan and then India. In 1526 he took over the Turkic Ghur’iat Sultanate of Delhi, gaining control of Northern India. Under his rule, he allowed various Hindu temples to be built, further implementing their idea of tolerance. Even slavery began to lose importance in the Empire, which helped create peace between the kingdoms . The greatest Emperor was known as Abu Akbar; he is considered one of the greatest rules of all time. Akbar believed all religions deserved respect and it was his duty to treat all of his people equally. With this idea of tolerance, Akbar ended a tax placed on non-Muslims, deeming it discriminatory. He was a very intellectual man and encouraged discussion and debates with people from all over the Islamic world. In the city, Agra, Akbar built the Red Fort to serve as a fortress and palace One of the most known architectural works from the Mughal Empire is, the Taj Mahal. In 1627 Shah Jahan became ruler and married a woman named Mumtaz Mahal, they had fourteen children together. Mumtaz Mahal died during the birth of their last child which prompted Shah Jahan to build the Taj Mahal as her tomb

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