an Islamic king, often from Persia or Iran
Name of the capital of the Safavid empire under Abbas the Great, center of international silk trade.
A community of a religious minority in the Ottoman Empire headed by a state-appointed religious leader
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
Previously known as Byzantium, Constantine changed the name of the city and moved the capitol of the Roman Empire here from Rome.