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    Persian flourished as a language of prestige and elitism throughout Europe and Asia for centuries, but its importance began to diminish around the eighteenth century. In 1722, the fall of the Safavid Empire occurred and under the rule of Sultan Husayn, the Persian state suffered long term economic deterioration. It wasn’t until Nadir Shah of the Afsharid dynasty took power that political unity was restored, and for the first last time Persia’s borders were extended. However soon after this period, began the state’s decline, which led to the contraction of Persian around the Middle East and Asia. The decline of Persian can be attributed to factors such as imperial collapse, the rise of empires and nationalism throughout Europe and Asia, and…

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    The Safavid Religion

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    The safavid religion was mostly straightforward. The old Safavid leader Shah Ismail declared early on that the Safavid religion would be a form of Islam called Shi’ism. However, this did not go over quite so easily. This old leader created a program of people to help convert a mostly Sunni population either by persuasion, or by force. During this time there was a council of religious leaders, the Sunni ulama. The members either submitted and left or were forcefully removed. To help move this…

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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…

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    Empire, the Safavid Empire experienced a rise and fall and began its reign with the Islamic religion. Members of the Safavid tribe were the founders of a sunni sufi religious brotherhood in Azerbaijan, which was popularly fought over by other empires including the Ottoman Empire. A major differentiating factor for the Safavids was that their making of Shiite Islam the state religion of Iran made it very different from its neighboring Sunni Muslim empires. This established their unification and…

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    The 1979 Iranian Revolution formed an isolated, fundamentalist state and supported terrorism in the nation. The Safavids and Qajars were the two most important dynasties in Iran. The Safavids dynasty made Shia Islam the official religion and Qajar dynasty gave Muslim the political power. In 1906, the Qajars accepted a constitution, developed a parliament that protected minority rights, but the Shah disapproved. The Shah was the current ruler of Iran under the Pahlavi Dynasty. In 1951, Mohammed…

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    and falls of power. Each fall and rise was typically due to an awful king, war, or chaos: and sometimes it was a product of all three. Egypt excelled in most things to build a powerful empire; government, trading, leadership and a strong sense of religion (or belief in gods). All of these qualities could either build or destroy an empire; in which Egypt experienced both. Egypt tremendously influenced the Chinese way of leadership in relation to the rise and fall type of dynasty. In early Egypt…

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    Suzanna Blier’s Art and Risk in Ancient Yoruba: Ife History, Power and Identity examines the creation and expression of sculptures and other arts in the ancient city of Ife. The novel provides an interesting lens into the early civilization’s culture by examining the often perplexingly technical sculptures that have intrigued historians for centuries. The first chapter specifically address Blier’s theory that the looming potential of different risks bolstered the quality and technical complexity…

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    The development of sculpture are closely associated the emergence of human society. It is the history of human identity recording the thoughts, culture, and aesthetic concept of the people at that age, also reflects the pursuit of one generation to another generation. Commemorative Portrait of a Chief (Lefem), an African wood sculpture from 19th to early 20th century, is a portrayal of one of the ruler of Bangwa chiefdoms . In contrast, The Marble Statue of a Youthful Hercules, a Roman marble…

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    Chinggis was not the only Mongol leader to seek order and structure in the Mongolian empires. Later, Khubilai Khan and the Yuan dynasty, “…built canals to improve transportation and communication,” (Doc. J) as stated by Charles J. Halperin in his publication Russia and the Golden Horde. It may not be the most reliable information on its own, but given that it is widely accepted historical fact that past Chinese rulers built and expanded on the canal systems in place, it is reasonable to believe…

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    Footbinding Symbolism

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    Footbinding is the Chinese traditional custom of binding young girls four smaller toes into narrow and arched shape using long strips of clothes in order to keep their feet from growing. As one of the girls who experienced foot binding recalled, “ It [was] extremely painful to bind, and at first it [made] you sick… you are unable to walk at all” , when another girl “ couldn’t sleep at night” . From the memories of those who had bend their feet, it is clearly that the process of Footbinding was…

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