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WHAG Ch. 11 Vocab

Vocab for chapter 11 in World History and Geography
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Seljuks
Turkish group that captured Baghdad from the Persians in 1055
Vizier
Seljuk prime minister
Crusades
Series of military campaigns against Turks and other Muslims for control of the Holy Land
Hulagu
Genghis Khan's grandson who captured Baghdad in 1258
Persia
armies from this country moved into Baghdad and ended the power of the caliph in 945
Isfahan
the capital of Seljuk kingdom
mamelukes
Turkish military slaves
Malik Shah
the most famous Seljuk sultan
Turks
these people were noted for their military skills
Taghril Beg
the founder of the Seljuk Dynasty
Saladin
famous Kurdish captain who helped the Muslims recover Jerusalem in 1187
Pope Urban 2
the person who launched the first crusade in 1095
Justinian Code
uniform system of laws for the Byzantine Empire
Ivan 3
ruler who created the first Russian empire
Patriarch
a leading bishop of the Eastern christianity
Slavs
groups inhabiting the forests north of the Black Sea
Vladimir
ruler of Kiev who made all his subjects convert to Byzantine Christianity
Alexander Nevsky
Novgorod prince who advised cooperation with the Mongols
czar
the Russian version of Caesar