8. Safavid Empire (460-461) Ismail, the ancestor of Safi al-Din, founded the Safavid Empire and used Persian methods of ruling. He expanded his region over regions such as the Iranian plateau, Caucus, and central Asia. Ismail established his political base at the tomb of Safi al-Din. In an attempt to find favor in the eyes of Turkish in the region, the Safavids decided to convert to a form of Shiism - he forced the Sunnis to convert to the religion, Twelver Shiism.
He conquered the trading centers of Timbuktu and Jenne. Sunni Ali increased the size of the Songhai Empire to include much of Mali. He relied on his highly mobile cavalry and naval control of the Niger River to build the Songhai Empire. Sunni Ali’s government was highly centralized unlike Mali’s. He favored a more traditional balance of power in which the interests of Muslim and non-Muslims were heeded.
The Babylonian Empire was one of the most powerful states in the entire ancient world. Its success lied within the government structure and agriculture. Babylonia was always a great center of culture and trade, where cultural diffusion occurred. Due to the prosperity of the empire, it attracted merchants and traders from afar to share their ideas and products. The Babylonian Empire’s government structure and the policies that the rulers put forth affected the culture, economy, and lifestyle of its people.
King Hammurabi's Far Reaching Contributions and Influence Nearly 4000 years ago, a young man named Hammurabi was crowned king of the city-state of Babylon. He became the sixth ruler of the Amorite dynasty of Babylon. Hammurabi was born in Babylon c. 1810 BC and he ruled from c. 1792 BC until his death in c. 1750 BC. During his lengthy 42-year reign, he united Mesopotamia and established Babylonia as a central power. He also instigated major improvements in the infrastructure within the city of Babylon and his citizens prospered under his rule.
786–809), is his passion for arts and science made Baghdad and influential center in the world for science, philosophy, medicine, and education. Due to the massive size of the Abbasid Empire it had many connections with other cultures, and so Baghdad scholars collected and translated knowledge from all those neighboring cultures. Certainly, Harun Al Rashid legacy was carried out by his son al ma'mun. Al ma'mun enhanced his father legacy by improving scientists and scholar’s performances. One of al ma'mun establishments is “Bayt al Hikma” in Baghdad - Iraq, which is the house of wisdom.
Hammurabi was born in Babylon which is now modern day Iraq, his father was a king with a lot of power before him. Hammurabi was first only a ruler of a city until he was able to be the king of the Babylonian Empire. Hammurabi divided society to three different classes there were Nobles and rich landowners, Middle and poor social class, and then there were slaves which most of the slaves were P.O.W (Prisoners of War). The code he created separated the
The Mughal Empire had different origins compared to the Ottoman Empire, especially when it comes to the influence for their creation. The Mughal Empire had no religious motivations when it came to establishing and expanding the empire. Babur only wanted to win back Ferghana, the city he had inherited at twelve years old, only to lose it two years later. He spent several years trying to win his city back but never succeeded. After the disappointing loss that would never allow him to return home, Babur decided to begin building his own empire in Northern India.
Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent Suleyman the Magnificent ruled from 1520 to 1566 and was known for expanding the Ottoman Empire on to three continents. Suleyman was the tenth Ottoman sultan and during his reign his empire was the most powerful empire of all time(Hays 1). Suleyman was born in Trabzon and was the only living son of Sultan Selim who was known as Selim the Grim. Suleiman was known as a extraordinary military leader and he is known for his knowledge and wisdom. During Suleyman’s reign the Ottoman Empire reached its maximum power.
Did you know that Mansa Musa, the emperor of Mali may have been the wealthiest man alive? The Empire of Mali was a place of great cultural exchange where ideas and cultures were spread from person to person. How Mali became this way was because of their main natural resource which was gold. People came from places like North and West Africa because Mali was said to be a place of gold, and everyone wanted gold for themselves. It also became a place of lots of cultures because of people called Berbers who went to Mali to trade salt for gold.
Weizmann was a leading member of the Jewish delegation, arguing in favor of a British mandate for Palestine with the aim of assisting in the birth of a Jewish homeland. The Conference agreed to the British mandate, which was approved by the League of Nations on July 24, 1922. Meanwhile, Feisal had been declared King of Syria on March 17 but by July 24 the French had claimed Syria while Feisal went into temporary exile in London. In August 1921 the British rewarded his war time services with the kingdom of Iraq. They also appointed his brother, Abdullah as the King of Jordan.