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A06_Ch18: Muslim World Expands

Purpose: Purpose: This assignment with its accompanying documents and lesson notes will
provide instruction on select societies and pivotal events in the growth of the Islamic World.
Particular attention will be paid to the rise of Ottoman Asia Minor.
This assignment will center on these themes:
1.Three of the great empires of historythe Ottomans in Turkey, the Safavids in Persia, and
the Mughals in Indiaemerged in the Muslim world between the 14th and the 18th
centuries.
2.As powerful societies moved to expand their empires, Turkish, Persian, Mongol, and Arab
ways of life blended. The result was a owering of Islamic culture that peaked in the 16th
century.
3.The rulers of all three great Muslim empires of this era based their authority on Islam.
They based their power on strong armies, advanced technology, and loyal administrative
ofcers.
Task:
!Use the World History: Patterns of Interaction (POI) textbook to complete the assignment
below.
!Each numbered part (A, B, C,...) should be completed as a single/ separate assignment.
Each requires a separate heading on separate sheets of paper. Follow the suggested
completion date for each part, listed in the course calendar.
!Be sure to write complete sentences when sentences are called for.

Part A. The Ottomans Build a Vast Empire
Read from page 507 to 511.
Terms & Names:
*Ghazi *Ottoman *Sultan *Timur the Lame
*Mehmed II *Devshirme *Janissary
*Suleyman the Lawgiver (Magnicent)
MAIN IDEAS:
3. By what means did the early Ottomans expand their empire?
4.Why was Suleyman called the Lawgiver?

CRITICAL THINKING & WRITING
6.EVALUATING COURSES OF ACTION How did Suleymans selection of a successor
eventually spell disaster for the Ottoman Empire?
ANALYZING MOTIVES Do you think that Suleymans religious tolerance helped or hurt the
Ottoman Empire?
Part B. Cultural Blending: Case Study- The Safavid Empire
Read pages 512 - 515.
Terms & Names:
*Safavid *Shah *Esfahan
MAIN IDEAS:
3. What are the four causes of cultural blending?
5. Why did the Safavid Empire decline so quickly?

CRITICAL THINKING & WRITING
DRAWING CONCLUSIONS: How did the location of the Safavid Empire contribute to the
cultural blending in the empire?

Part C. The Mughal Empire in India
Read pages 516 - 521.
Terms & Names:
*Mughal *Babur *Akbar *Sikh *Taj Mahal
MAIN IDEAS:
3. How did Akbar demonstrate tolerance in his empire?
4. What pattern is seen in the ways individuals came to power in the Mughal Empire?

CRITICAL THINKING & WRITING
EVALUATING COURSES OF ACTION Why were the policies of Aurangzeb so destructive to
the Mughal Empire?