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Gunpowder empires intro numbers

  1. 1. Introduction to Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires
  2. 2. INCOME  How much does Bill Gates make per year?  About 2 billion? Net worth over 50 billion.  How much does the President of the U.S. make?  400,000 + a 50,000 expense account
  3. 3. INCOME  King of Saudi Arabia’s net worth is . . .  21 billion
  4. 4. INCOME  King of France in 1500 c.e. received about:  1 million per year  Suleiman, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire in the 1500s received about . . .  80 million per year
  5. 5. Suleiman the Lawgiver
  6. 6. The Point Is . . .  The Ottoman Empire was one of the wealthiest and most powerful Empires of the world at its time. It was the dominating power of the Mediterranean.
  7. 7. Do you remember?  By the 1100s, the Islamic Empire had split into several different caliphates . . . centered in Spain, Egypt, and the Middle East.  The Seljuk Turks were the group in control of the Middle East by the 1100s.  The Mongols invaded and killed the Seljuk caliph of Baghdad.
  8. 8. The Ottoman Empire The Ottoman Turks started as soldiers and slaves of the Seljuks. After the Seljuks were defeated by the Mongols, the Ottoman Turks gained power after the Mongols left.
  9. 9. Other Major Islamic Empires  Safavid (Persia) and Mughal (India)  The Safavid Empire was mostly Shi’ite and a rival of the Ottoman Empire.  The Mughal Empire was an empire in which a Muslim minority controlled a Hindu majority creating a very complex culture.
  10. 10. Primary Source Analysis  Read the descriptions of Turks and Christians by Brocquière and Sultan Bayezid II from the handouts. ------------------------------ Read Busbecq’s Letter (Docs in WH Vol 2 p 47-49) on “The Turkish Army.” ------------------------------ Read Busbecq’s Letter (Docs in WH Vol 2 p 49-50) on “Bows and Arrows and Other Matters” & “Christian Slaves.”
  11. 11. Primary Source Analysis  SOAPStone  What is the source about? What are the important details?  What does the source say about gender roles?  What does the source say about religion?
  12. 12. Quote of the Day “God is on everyone's side … but in reality, he seems to be on the side that has plenty of money and large armies.” Jean Anouilh
  13. 13. Ottoman Cannon 1600s

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