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Chapter 18

The Muslim World Expands

Ghazi A warrior of Islam
Sultan "Overlord" or "one with power"; Title for Ottoman rulers during the rise of the Ottoman Empire
Tumur the Lame
Mehmed II
Suleyman the Lawgiver
Devshirme In the Ottoman Empire, the policy of taking boys from conquered Christian people to be trained as Muslim soldiers
Janissary A member of an elite force of soldiers in the Ottoman Empire
Safavid A member of a Shi'a Muslim dynasty that built an empire in Persia in the 16th-18th centuries
Shah Hereditary monarch of Iran
Shah Abbas
Mughal One of the nomads who invaded the Indian subcontinent in the 16th century and established a powerful empire there
Sikh A member of a nonviolent religious group whose beliefs blend elements of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sufism
Shah Jahan
Taj Mahal A beautiful tomb in Agra, India, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal
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