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Learning Objectives

CHAPTER 17

Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean, 1500–1750

learning OBJECTIVES

1. Understand how the Ottomans built and administered their territorial empire.

2. Understand the rise of the Safavids and the role of Shi’ite Islam in the development of Iranian identity under the Safavids.

3. Understand the construction of the Mughal Empire in India and the relations among Islam and Hinduism.

4. Understand the internal and external factors that led to the decline of the Ottoman and Mughal empires and to the fall of the Safavids.

5. Understand the roles of the Portuguese, Oman, and the Dutch in the development of trade in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia.



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