Description: HIST 115 THE ISLAMIC WORLD TO 1800 FINAL EXAM Friday, June 11 Exams must be turned in to the History Department office (Clark B-356) by 2:20pm. Since HIST 115 Islamic World to 1800 fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement for the AUCC (Category 3D), your final exam is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your abilities as historiansthat is, to demonstrate your ability to ask historical questions, evaluate primary and secondary sources, and construct a coherent and substantive historiographical argument. As noted repeatedly, all of the regimes we have studied since the Seljukid period drew on the Perso-Islamic theory of kingship set forth in Nizam al-Mulks Book of Government to some degree in order to legitimate their claims to political authority and to administer and maintain their regimes. For your final you will be expected to write a coherent and well-argued essay based on one of the topic questions below. How did the Ottoman and Safavid empires employ the Perso-Islamic theory of kingship to administer and maintain their empires? How did the Ottoman and Timurid/Mughal empires employ the Perso-Islamic theory of kingship to administer and maintain their empires? How did the Safavid and Timurid/Mughal empires employ the Perso-Islamic theory of kingship to administer and maintain their empires? Since this is a history course you will need to pay close attention to issues of continuity and change over time. In your essay you will need to defend your assertions with clear and lucid arguments buttressed with specific evidence from our class discussions, the primary source readings (Evliya Book of Travels and Baburs Baburnama), as well as the Nicolle and Robinson essays. An excellent (that is, an A) exam essay will move beyond mere regurgitation of material and present an integrative analysis of the major themes and issues we have discussed this semester.