Ghazis were warriors for the Islam that followed strict Islamic rules. One of the most successful ghazis was Osman, conquering the frontiers of the Byzantine Empire, buying lands for expansion, and forming alliances with emirs. His followers became known as the Ottomans. In 1361, Osman’s son, Orkhan I declared himself a sultan. During his rule, he
During the formation and expansion of the Mongol Empire (c. 1200-1400CE), there were three main defining factors that allowed for the empire to flourish. The empire existed as a unified, ever expanding entity that ruled between 1206-1260 (Brian 2013, p. 1022). The first and most essential to their formation and expansion was their military strength, ability and ruthlessness; which enabled them to conquer lands and people rapidly. The second was the empire’s religious tolerance of the people that they conquered became quite reputable during the initial formation and expansion of the empire. The third was their use of the trade routes in Asia, which under the Mongol empire came together as a political, social and economic tool that was able to facilitate safe trade and travel (Biran 2013, p. 1024).
By 51 BCE Caesar had conquered 800 cities and subdued 300 tribes (Bishnoi.) By the end of Caesar’s leadership he had conquered a lot of people and places, which meant all that land belonged to the Roman Empire. All in all, Caesar may have been egotistical, but he was truly the greatest military leader in European history due to his astounding military IQ, the way he cared for and fought with his men, and how he expanded the Roman Empire to its great lengths that we know today. His success gained the Roman Empire its wealth, provided a stable economy so there could be specialization, which allowed them to invent things such as roads, highways, plumbing and sewage, concrete, and even the calender. Julius Caesar’s legacy lives on through these innovations that are used in everyday life to this
Throughout history, the conquering of lands has held a large contribution in the development of various civilizations. The remnants of these conquests have celebrated the feats of rulers and their achievements. When military campaigns occurred frequently in the ancient Middle East, the victories of rulers have been recorded through inscriptions, artwork, and stone monuments. Rulers often recorded their conquests as a way to glorify their victory which helped for multiple purposes such as establishing power for both the ruler and his people. In any kind of campaign, there is always the intention to achieve a particular objective.
All the great empires , most notably the Byzantine and Mongols were all defeated after enjoying long periods of success. Mongols were successful because they were interacting with many countries because of their conquests. Conquering others allowed the trade routes in Asia to move north. All these great countries and civilizations were so successful , mostly in part that they all worked together and their ideas spread to one another. Examples are Middle East/Mediterranean thrived with introduction of Indian crops , Arab and India were trading partners , Muslim and Mongol empires spread ideas and goods throughout Afro Eurasia, Industrial revolution , and the list goes on and on.
The mention of the name “Julius Caesar” evokes a variety of different images in people’s minds. Some would think “dictator,” others, “leader” or “influential,” and even so, among others, “an arrogant asshole.” Whatever the world’s opinion of Caesar, it is an indisputable fact that he completely transformed the Roman Republic into a strong Roman Empire. Caesar has a rather lengthy track record for positions held in the political sphere, thus making him the epitome of what one would define as a political success. The leading contributing factor in this success was the crucial political alliances he formed. That along with his cunning, people-pleasing abilities, and immense sense of determination all contributed to how Julius Caesar became the
Julius Caesar is considered one of the world’s best military leaders. He is known for his military power that influenced Rome from 60 B.C. - 44 B.C. He played a huge role in how Rome developed throughout the years because of his military contributions that either played a positive or a negative effect on Roman society. Caesar put in a lot of his effort and energy during the first triumvirate on the conquest of Gaul.
Alexander the Great is considered one of the greatest military strategists of all times. He was inspiration for later conquerors such as the Roman leaders Pompey and Caesar, as well as eighteenth-century dictator Napoleon Bonaparte. Alexander the Great was effective in his conquering, by never neglecting the society’s culture and beliefs, and instead embraced them. Alexander’s military strategy influenced other nations, as a result bringing on
By deciding to make everything equal in Athens, Theseus created a very prosperous city which stood out all throughout the world. Theseus proved his strength and humility by his actions when on dangerous quests. This is why after being part of so many great enterprises and adventures the Athenian's made up the saying, “Nothing without
are a lasting contribution of The Ten Commandments. Moving on, Persian civilization became significant when one of the Persian kings, Cyrus II, began conquest of the Asia Minor in 550 B.C. Years later, the Persian Empire becomes an immensely dominant and powerful civilization due to its conquests. One of the achievements of the Persians was maintaining a vast empire which would require a vast