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LATER ISLAMIC DYNASTIES: THE BIG THREE

A. Safavids, Persia, 1502-1736

(militant Sufi. Reincarnations of Shiite imams)

SHAH ABBAS, r. 1587-1629

B. Ottomans, Turkey, 1281-1924

(Sunnis. Constantinople, 1453; Istanbul)

SULEYMAN I, THE MAGNIFICENT, r. 1520-1566

C. Mughals, India, 1526-1858

(British East India Company, 1799-1858. Genghiz Khan and Tamerlane heritage.
Hindus, Buddhist, Jains)

AKBAR THE GREAT, r. 1556-1605

(grandson, Shah Jahan, “Taj Mahal”)