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  • Khubilai Khan Mongol Empire

    the grandson of the infamous Chinggis Khan. Khubilai Khan was described in various ways and Rossabi had stated that “ he is represented as a Mongol in formal Chinese paintings; as a typical Muslim potentate, with the dress and physical features of a caliph, in Persian miniatures; and as a European king, with a Caucasian appearance, in manuscripts of Marco Polo’s account of his travels. Each civilization depicted Khubilai in its own light” (Rossabi, pg. xvii). Many historians have tried to…

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  • Arabian Nights: The Theme Of Power In Arabian Nights

    In Arabian Nights, the theme of power runs throughout the entire book as a back bone for many of the stories told. Demons are conquered by man and kings rise to power in many stories. The power of women, however, is a theme that differs greatly from the power of men in the book. Arabian Nights tells tales of women that are depicted as dependent and powerless in many stories, and their autonomy and power is used as a device in a story where they are given it. They are also given power when they…

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  • Buddhism And The Eightfold Path

    example, in the late sixth century, the Sui and Tang Dynasties and the Turkish tribes revived several long-distance trade routes through southeast and central Asia, which spread Islamic beliefs and values to different cultural regions. “…the Umayyad caliphs brought north Africa and the Middle east into an ever-large network of long-distance commercial relationships” (Bentley 90). In addition, similarly to Buddhism, these Silk Road trading routes provided towns perfect for mosques that would…

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  • Under The Prophet's Banner Chapter Summary

    Walt states that revolutions exhibit a number of common features. First, a states administrative and coercive capacity must be in a weakened by a combination of internal and external challenges for revolutions to be possible. Key international and intra-national events created permissive conditions favorable for jihadism to develop and flourish. Several key decisive events illustrate this first point. The end of the Ottoman Empire and enactment of the Sykes-Picot agreement broke the empire into…

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  • Chess As A Noble Two Player Strategy Game

    Paper1 To be placed in the role of a general over a battlefield and to combat the opposing general; this is the essence of Chess. Chess is a noble two player strategy game with a reasonable skill floor yet an infinitely high skill cap. This depth leads to a highly captivating game, one where ”An outsider looking on casually might find the intensity incomprehensible. But anyone who has played the game a few times understands how it be engrossing in the extreme”(Shenk 6). The goal of Chess is to…

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  • Why Is It Important To Civilize Ancient Egypt

    Today, in Egypt, we are left with the ruins of art and architecture. The pyramids, sphinxes, and tombs were torn apart by the later Egyptian Dynasties and destroyed by looters. Some of the loss of artifacts this have to do with time, earthquakes, and past looters, but the biggest culprits, that many do not think of first, are the early Egyptologists. It was all about getting the biggest and most impressive objects and not really about the importance of the object in context to the area. Because…

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  • Compare And Contrast Hinduism And Judaism

    Judaism vs. Hinduism Judaism and Hinduism are much more similar up close than they appear at a distance. Now after some looking into them both I realize just how alike they really are. After you have read about the comparison between them, you will realize how much these two really have in common. The two religions I chose to compare are Judaism and Hinduism. Judaism is a Middle Eastern religion that originated in Israel. Hinduism is a religion that originated in India. Both of these religions…

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  • The Tragic Events Of The First Crusade

    Over a hundred thousand people died during the time of the First Crusade. The First Crusade was a devastatingly long fight between the Christians and the Seljuk Turks for many reasons, but the main reason being because the Seljuk Turks were residing in Jerusalem. The Christians had many reasons for starting the First Crusade which impacted the Christian and Islamic relationship forever. The capture of Jerusalem by the Muslim forces along with the letter sent to Pope Urban II by Emperor Alexius I…

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  • Pact Of Umar Analysis

    Shortly after Muhammed founded Islam, Muslims began ruling the Arab lands. Jews lived as a minority under a variety of Muslim-ruled governments. Their rights and privileges were significantly less than that of their Muslim counterparts. In fact, Jews were part of the Dhimmi, which was considered to be any non-believer of Islam. A constant in these hierarchical relationships was Muslims in government and Jewish subjugation. Some scholars say that the motivation behind this oppression was…

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  • Three Ancient Monotheist Religions

    Christianity and Judaism, Islam had a figurehead who guiding the thinking of the early Muslim faith. This leader was Muhammad, and he set out to spread Islam across Arabia and to convert the mainly tribal and pagan Bedouin’s, to Islam. He and the Caliphs, Muslim civil leaders, did so through vast military conquests that extended from Africa, to Western Europe. However, it goes without saying that like most of the ancient monotheist religions, Islam experience great turmoil on its path to…

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