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Shah

an Islamic king, often from Persia or Iran

Isfahan

Name of the capital of the Safavid empire under Abbas the Great, center of international silk trade.

Millet

A community of a religious minority in the Ottoman Empire headed by a state-appointed religious leader

Janizary

elite force of the Ottoman army

Suleiman the Magnificent

Greatest leader of the Ottoman Empire.

Abbas the Great

model ruler, centralized gov't, improved economy, created Isfahan--center of international silk trade

Constantinople

Previously known as Byzantium, Constantine changed the name of the city and moved the capitol of the Roman Empire here from Rome.

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