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Empires united by outside conquerors

Gunpowder empires

Ottoman religious, legal, and educational advisers

The Ulema

Chief minister of the sultan

Grand Vizier

Elite guard of the Ottoman Turks


Residence of a sultan and his wives


Ottoman art included __________

distinctive woven rugs

Ottoman Turk mosques were designed with __________

domes and minarets

The Ottoman Empire after the death of Suleyman was hurt by ___________

the cost of constant wars, rise of a privileged group, and lack of training for officials

The Ottoman Empire preferred to _____________

force all conquered peoples to follow Islam

Ottoman Turks conquered ___________

North Africa, Constantinople, the Balkans

True/False Even late in the empire, Ottoman merchants and officials avoided European styles and customs.


True/False Officials appointed by the central government were called pashas.


True/False The Ottoman Turks modeled their mosques on the floor plan of the Hagia Sophia.


True/False The Ottomans had their own silk industry.


True/False The queen mother of a sultan often had considerable power and influence.


Conformity to traditional religious beliefs

Religious Orthodoxy

Islamic group to which the Safavids belonged


Political disorder


Safavid king


Type of carpets highly prized in the West


Paintings by Riza-i-Abbasi characteristically had ____________

Soft colors and flowing movements

_____________ Appointed officials based on merit, control the power of the aristocracy, be more available to their subjects

Safavid shahs

_____________ Strengthened the army with the latest weapons, returned Azerbaijan to the dynasty, heightened intellectual freedom

Shah Abbas

The shah himself claimed to be the _____________

Spiritual leader of all Islam

Trade goods in the Safavid empire were carried on ____________

a road system that was fairly safe

True/False Most trade goods in the Safavid Empire traveled by horse or camel caravan.


True/False The founder of the Safavid dynasty was Shah Abbas.


True/False The Ottoman sultan claimed to be the spiritual leader of Islam.


True/False The Safavids had less knowledge of science, medicine, and mathematics than other society in the region did.


True/False The sea power of the Europeans limited the spread of the Safavid Empire.


Founder of the Mogul dynasty in India


Painting style that combined Persian-Indian motifs

"Akbar" style

Private company representing the British Crown

The East India Company

Considered the most beautiful building in India

Taj Mahal

Underground prison used in 1756

Black Hole of Calcutta

Babur's forces entered India through __________

the Khyber Pass

By the Late eighteenth century, Mogul prosperity was shaken by __________

the coming of the British

____________ kept part of the taxes they collected, exercised considerable power, and received farm plots

Local, lower-ranking officials called zamindars

The British successes in India were achieved through the military genius of ___________

Sir Robert Clive

The Moguls in India were ____________

foreigners who were also Muslims

True/False Suttee is the Hindu practice of levying illegal taxes.


True/False Akbar filled upper-rank government positions with Hindus.


True/False Aurangzeb was tolerant of Hindu practices.


True/False Shah Jahan led successful military campaigns in the Deccan Plateau.


True/False The Mogul empire was the greatest Indian dynasty since the Mauryan dynasty.


Ruling dynasty from 1644 until 1911


Leader of exploration and trading voyages

Zheng He

Active Christian missionaries in China


Manchu fighting units


Dynasty founded by Ming Hong Wu


Accomplishments of the Ming emperors included __________

renovating the grand Canal

____________ contributed to the downfall of the Ming dynasty

Peasant unrest, weak rulers, poor crop yields

Reports from early Christian missionaries made ____________

Europeans more curious about China

The emperor Kangxi was generally tolerant of ___________

Christian missionaries

The first Europeans to make contact with the Ming dynasty were the ____________


True/False European trade was confined to Beijing by the Qing dynasty.


True/False Jesuits, a Catholic order, were among the most active missionaries in China.


True/False Manchu dress customs included the braiding of hair into a queue.


True/False The majority of Chinese during the Qing dynasty were Manchus.


True/False The Manchus were a farming and hunting people from the area known today as Manchuria.


Walled compound inside Beijing

Imperial City

Painful practice for Chinese women


Group of many related families


Private business based on profit

Commercial Capitalism

Most famous of Ming Era arts

Blue-and-white porcelain

____________ these were changes that occurred in China between 1500 and 1800.

Improvements in the food supply, an increase in population, and growth in manufacturing and trade

Between 1500 and 1800, ____________

85% percent of Chinese people were farmers

In Qing China, only ________ could have a formal education and pursue a career in government or scholarship.


The Forbidden City was ______________

closed to commoners

The ideal family unit in Qing China consisted of ____________

the extended family

The Golden Lotus is considered by many to be the first _____________

realistic social novel

Beyond the extended family as a social unit was the ___________, which consisted of dozens, or even hundreds, of related families


Blue-and-white porcelain became one of the most famous of all the arts of the ___________

Ming Era

Initially, __________ was performed as a status symbol among the wealthiest women.


Many Chinese looked down on trade and manufacturing as inferior to ___________


Shogunates' method of control

Hostage System

Crops grown for sale

Cash Crops

Territories or domains


Heads of noble families


Japanese social outcasts


________ earned the name "the Hermit Kingdom" because of its isolationist practices.


Much of the prose literature of the Tokugawa Era was _____________

lighthearted and entertaining

The first Jesuit missionary, who came to Japan in 1549, was ______________

Francis Xavier

The Japanese warrior class consisted of _____________

daimyo, shogun, and ronin

What was the order of the four main classes during the Tokugawa Era?

Warriors, farmers, artisans, merchants.

____________ rulers completed the restoration of central authority, which was begun by Nobunaga and Hideyoshi.


By the end of the sixteenth century, thousands of Japanese had become ___________


The first European traders to arrive in Japan were from __________


The long period Tokugawa rule was known as the ____________

"Great Peace"

The powerful daimyo of Edo took control of Japan and assumed the title of __________ in 1603.


nonelected government officials


fabled gateway to Spice Islands


Europeans' name for Spice Islands


part of the continent

Mainland States

Dutch homeland


The Islamic trade network developed in the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian Archipelago because ___________

Muslim merchants wanted to trade spices

The Southeast Asian states evolved into four styles of monarchy including _____________

Islamic sultans, Vietnamese emperors, and Buddhist kings

What group of explorers first found the gateway to the Spice Islands?


Which Southeast Asian state had a monarchy that followed the Chinese model?


Why were spices highly valued and sought out so eagerly?

They had medicinal uses and preserved meat for winter.

English influence in Southeast Asia was reduced to ____________

a single port on the coast of Sumatra

In non-mainland states, Islam and Christianity began to attract converts, but ___________ advanced on the mainland.


In the ____________ style of monarchy, the king ruled according to the teachings of Confucius.


Islamic sultans staffed their bureaucracies mainly with ____________


The Portuguese were driven out of the spice trade by the ___________


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