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His reign marked the cultural zenith of Mughal rule, but his military expeditions
brought the empire to the brink of bankruptcy. Jahangir's tolerant and enlightened
rule stood in marked contrast to the Muslim religious bigotry displayed by his ...
The earliest and most im- portan undertaking of the school was a series of large
miniatures of the Dastan-e Amir Hamzeh, undertaken during the reign of Akbar (
1556-1605), which, when completed, numbered some 1,400 illustrations of an ...
Early in his reign, Murad had to overcome several claimants to the Ottoman
throne who were supported by the Byzantine emperor Manuel II Palaeologus and
by many of the Turkmen principalities in Anatolia. By 1425 Murad had eliminated
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