How did the attitude of the Ottoman Turks towards the conquered peoples differ from the attitude of the conquering Arabs in the 7th c?
October 31, 2020 | Education|
The Arabs of Muhammad’s time were familiar with different economic structures: nomadic cattle breeding, irrigated agriculture, urban crafts and trade. Therefore, they easily got along with almost all the conquered peoples, except for the steppe nomads. On the contrary, the Ottomans, like the Mongols, were only shepherds and warriors. Having created a great power, they remained in it only “the army that took possession of the state.”
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