The Abbasid and Ottoman Empires Analytical Essay by Top Papers

The Abbasid and Ottoman Empires
An look at the Ottoman Empire and its connection to the Abbasid empire model.
# 132681 | 1,250 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in History (Middle Eastern)

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This paper examines how the Ottomans adapted from the Abbasid empire how to manage various aspects of a government, including politics, the military, economics and religious tolerance. It also describes how their capitals were not just political or economic centers but spiritual symbols.The paper concludes by showing how and why the empires declined.

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"The political, economic and social features of the Abbasid Caliphate (758-1258) were often duplicated by the succeeding Ottoman Empire. The Ottomans had learned from the experience of the Mongol invasion, as fought off by the Mamluk's Turkish slaves, en route to Ottoman Turkish rule in the early 16^th century. From there, if one understands something of the Abbasids, one notices the adoption and adaptation of methods that presumed centralized Islamic, military authority, economic and cultural development, and usually good management of non-Muslim communities but..."

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