The Ottomans built a large empire in western Asia, North Africa, and parts of Europe. The Safavids came to power in Persia and Central Asia, while the Moguls unified India. The following will be discussed in this chapter: The Ottoman Empire, the rule of the Safavids, the grandeur of the Moguls.
The Bulgarian capital of Sofia is an ancient city
that, since the severance from the Ottoman
Empire in 1878, has developed from provincial
town to cosmopolitan city with a pleasant
atmosphere among the many sights, gardens and
parks, and fashionable shopping centres
With the publication of Volume III, we have
reached the halfway mark in the production of
the six-volume print edition of the Encyclopedia
of Women and Islamic Cultures. The three remaining
volumes – Volume IV (Economics, Education,
Mobility, and Space), Volume V (Practices, Interpretations,
and Representations), and Volume VI
(Supplement and Cumulative Index) – will all be
published in 2006.
The first requirement for a comparative approach to constitutional
politics—politics of the creation and reconstruction of political
order—is to broaden its scope by shifting the focus of analysis from
constitutionalism to constitution-making. I have argued elsewhere that
constitution-making often has little to do with constitutionalism.