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Middle East Persian Chart Political

Ricky Armendariz

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There were two main empires in the middle east from 1500-1750. One of the empires was the Safavid. The Ottoman Empire was the larger of the two. It is considered the longest lasting empire ever. Transformed from a small frontier, it became a thriving utopia of the century. The ottomans were very successful in trade. Their main reason for success and wealth was because of their trading routes. With access to Africa, Asia, and Europe, the ottomans acquired trade with all of these regions. From 1500-1750, Islam remained the main religion in the Middle East. During the invasion of the Ottomans, they spread Islam across the middle east until it became the primary religion. Islam was primarily the only religion in the Ottoman Empire, but not the only in the middle East. Like Islam, Christianity and Judaism first emerged from the Middle East and continued to be practiced there. Women of the elite were known as sultanate of women, referring their influence in political decisions. Other women protected themselves with the Ottomans legal system. Examples such as marriages, divorces and inheritance protected women from various charges. Introductions of universities and hospital emerged in the Ottoman Empire. Modern medicine was combined with Islam faith and produced established schools. Astronomical clocks and other mathematical discoveries struck the Middle East in the late 1500s. Metalwork, textiles and other items were produced in shops to produce Ottoman art. The Ottomans planned many projects to construct mosques. Detailed work on domes and pottery is also art of the Middle East from 1500-1750. The Ottoman Empire includes of what is modern Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and much of Northern Africa.