In Document 1, it states, “The four ‘rightly guided’ caliphs made great progress in their quest to spread Islam… Muslims of the day saw their victories as a sign of Allah’s support and drew energy and inspiration from their faith.” The Quran guided the leadership of the empire and unified the empire. They fought to spread Islam and were willing to struggle to extend its word. Their inspiration of faith led a strong unified empire. The four caliphs used the Quran’s teachings as well and Muhammad’s (pbuh) to spread Islam successfully.
Turkey, though once the throne of Christendom, it began a new and glorious religious history starting in 1453 with the sack of Constantinople by the Islamic Turkish forces. During the next half millennium the strong Ottoman state is primarily controlled by the Islamic Sultanate and Caliphate. Istanbul under the Ottoman Empire was a, if not the, cultural center of the Islamic world. The empire brought great wealth, knowledge and culture into the modern day lands of Turkey. Although the modern Republic tried to suppress its Ottoman past, Turkey's Islamic beginnings remain a source of great Turkish pride. Though most people can no longer access their history through original Ottoman texts it is impossible to hide the
While taking the class of Early Modern European History there was two states that really stuck out and peaked my interest the most. They were the Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe. If you compare and contrast both the Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe during the 16th Century through the 18th Century, you will see that there are a number of similarities as well as differences when you look at the expansion of the states. You will also see many of these contrasts as well when you look in terms of each states military and commerce. Although the Ottoman Empire existed before the 16th century and continued to exist past the 18th century and in great decline until the early 20th century, when looking at the state as a whole the time
In the 7th and 8th centuries, Islam spread from its beginnings in Arabia to cover the entire Middle East and parts of Africa, Asia, and Europe. As (Document 8) shows, by the year 750, Islam stretched from Eastern Persia in the Middle East, all the way to the westernmost edges of Spain and North Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Islam expanded so rapidly because of its techniques on conquering unstable areas and converting people to Islam, preventing setbacks and obstructions. Islam had three main reasons for its eminent prosperity. The way that Muslims treated the conquered people allowed for peace throughout the empire. Tolerance, combined with the military power, a disciplined army, and an overall appealing religion of Islam, provided the template that allowed the empire to expand to encompass an enormous amount of area.
Our History 102 class topics were interesting and enlightening. From discoveries to parliaments our lives have been changed through evolutions and revolutions. Though there were many topics that sparked my interest and choosing one to elaborate on the Ottoman Empire stood out most. This analysis will show its development and reasons for its nick name as the Sick man of Europe.
In the first place, treaties, taxes, and toleration had greatly contributed to the growth of Islam. As it says in Document C: Treaty of Tudmir,”They will not be coerced in matters or religion, their churches will not be burned, nor will sacred objects be taken from
History has consisted of many different empires. Two of the earlier empires are known as the Ottoman Empire and the Safavid Empire. The Ottoman Empire was established around 1299 by Osman I, who was also a leader of the Turkish tribes (History.com). The Ottomans began in Asia Minor during the break down of the Turks, which later led the Ottoman Empire to expand and conquer land across Asia and Europe. While the Safavid Empire was established in 1501 east of the Ottoman Empire. The Safavid Empire emerged in modern day Iran, which was east of where the Ottoman Empire started and expanded. Both of these empires were strong in power and had many resources available to them.
In this essay I will break down and give background on the conflicts between the Ottoman and Habsburg Empires. I will compare and contrast a few of the economical differences between these empires.
Contrast (Ottomans) The Ottoman Empire is considered one of the strongest and long-lasting empires out of the Gunpowder Empires trio that conquered parts of the eastern hemisphere; which includes Africa, Europe, and Asia. A vast majority of Ottomans were Sunni Muslims, who fought many battles to expand their empire, reaching their peak of power in the 1500s through strategic approach. Despite being ruled by one family for seven centuries, one of their most renowned Sultans was, Suleyman the Magnificent, who came to power in 1520. Suleyman’s greatest accomplishment was creating a stable government for his empire, establishing a law code that governed criminal and civil issues, also creating a fair tax system to raise money for his empire
Long ago in 610, a man named Muhammad meditated in a cave near Mecca Arabia , and received a religious vision. This vision laid the foundations and a new belief system for an unknown religion, Islam. United by their faith in Allah, Muslims of Arabia succeeded in consolidating their beliefs throughout the Arabian peninsula into the Middle East. After the death of Muhammad, the Islamic state expanded rapidly through a remarkable success of trade, law and order, military conquest, and guiding principles.
Islam is a major world religion. Its origin can be traced back to 610 CE in Arabia. The basis of this religion is the revelations to the prophet Mohammad. Dissatisfied with his life, he traveled to deserts, hills, and the wilderness surrounding Mecca, where he lived, to meditate and reflect. He became a new man through his revelations, which many of his followers believe Allah transmitted to him through his angel Gabriel. Islam was originally an Arab religion, but many different beliefs and practices were added to it, making it extremely popular and aiding in its rapid spread. This new religion spread to many different areas surrounding Arabia, both under Mohammad and after his death. The Muslim Empire grew to encompass Spain and
The Ottoman Empire is one of the most influential and powerful civilizations to ever reign. Their glory in the sixteenth century represents one of the heights of humanity, creativity, optimism, and artistry. The empire they created was the largest of the Muslim culture and military expansion crossed over into Europe. This force to be reckoned with established their empire over all of European Territory and established Islamic Traditions and culture that last to this current day.