The Rise of Turks, 1000-1500

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    The Rise of the Turks

    Time Line ... 1055 Turks take Baghdad

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    The Turks in Persia and Egypt

    The Turks in Persia and Egypt As the turn of the first millennium approached, the Abbasid caliphate went into a steep decline, suffering several crushing blows to its political and even its religious authority. The region remained largely Islamic, but with an ...

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    History of the Crusades

    History of the Crusades The Crusades were a series of European military expeditions against Islamic power in the Near East. Both Christians and Muslims would claim that these were holy wars; the Muslims were defending their territory against the Christian ...

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    The Turks in India

    The Turks in India Mahmud, an Afghani Turk, began to lead raids into India around the year 1000. In short order, he annexed Punjab and Sind into his own realm, which he ruled from Afghanistan. Although Mahmud cast his conquests in a religious light as an attempt ...

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    The Turks in Byzantium

    The Turks in Byzantium After the Oguz Turks defeated the Byzantine army at Manzikert, they pushed on to Syria and Palestine, which they occupied by 1078. They reestablished Sunni ideology in the region. As of the late thirteenth century, a number of Turkish tribes ...

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    Rise of the Turks Practice Test

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