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Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires (10:28)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:43 Who ruled the major political states in Asia around 1300? Which states do they rule?
  2. 05:39 What was the devshirme system?
  3. 08:19 What role did enslaved people play in these empires? In what context did this arrangement develop?
  4. 08:42 What are some commonalities among the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires?
  5. 10:28 Why do some historians call these three empires “Gunpowder Empires?” Why might other historians disagree with this label?