Warriors of Islam
Supreme political and military ruler
This is where Timur the Lame halted the Ottoman advance in 1402.
Last important city in the Byzantine empire, captured by Mehmet II.
Suleimans elite military force of about 30,000 people from conquered Christian lands.
The system by which the sultans army would take Chritsian boys from their homes, educate them, converts them to Islam, and train them as soldiers.
Religious communities recognized by the sultan as a nation. Kept religious conflict to a minimum.
A branch of Islam. Official religion of Safavid empire.
A branch of Islam. Major religion in Baghdad.
The capital city of the Safavid empire, rebuilt under the rule of Shah Abbas
A tax on non-Muslims.
Nonviolent religious group whose doctrines blendewd Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sufism.
The tomb of Shah Jahans wife, one the most beautiful buildings today.
Selim the Grim defeats the Safavids here.