Versailles| is a royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France.| The court of Versailles was the centre of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution.| | St. Petersburg| is a city and a federal subject (a federal city) of Russia.| | | Isfahan| is the capital Province in Iran| It flourished from 1050 to 1722, particularly in the 16th century under the Safavid dynasty, when it became the capital of Persia for the second time in its history.| | Istanbul| is the largest city in Turkey, constituting the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart.| Istanbul's strategic position along the historic Silk Road, rail networks to Europe and the Middle East, and the only sea route between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean| | Akbar style| is a particular style of South Asian painting, generally confined to miniatures either as book illustrations or as single works to be kept in albums, which emerged from Mongol Persian miniature painting,| Akabar Allahabadi was born as Akbar Hussain Rizvi at Allahabad, India. Though initially educated only in madrasas (religious schools), he later studied law and finally retired as a session judge in Allahabad High Court. He belonged to a Sunni Muslim family.| | Divine Right| or divine-right theory of kingship, is a political and religious doctrine of royal and political legitimacy.| With the rise of nation-states and the Protestant Reformation, the theory of divine right justified the king's absolute authority in both political and spiritual matters.| | Shi’ism| is the second largest denomination of Islam.Like other branches of Islam, Shia Islam is based on the teachings of the Quran and the message of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.| Historians dispute the origin of Shia Islam, with many Western scholars positing that Shiism began as a political faction rather than a truly religious movement. However, other scholars disagree, considering this concept or religious-political separation to be an anachronistic application of a Western concept| | Songhay Kingdom| a state located in western Africa. From the early 15th to the late 16th century, Songhai was one of the largest Islamic empires in history| In 1340, the Songhai took advantage of the Mali Empire's decline and successfully asserted its independence. Disputes over succession weakened the Mali Empire, and many of its peripheral subjects broke away| | Republuca de Indios| | | |
Janissaries| are infantry units that formed the Ottoman Sultan's household troops and bodyguards.| The force was created by the Sultan Murad I in 1383 and was abolished by Sultan Mahmud II in 1826 in the Auspicious Incident.| | (devishmire)| | | |
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Kingdom of Kongo| African kingdom located in west central Africa in what is now northern Angola, Cabinda, the Republic of the Congo, and the western portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[| Verbal traditions about the early history of the country were set in writing for the first time in the late 16th century, and the most comprehensive ones were recorded in the mid-seventeenth century, including those written by the Italian Capuchin missionary Giovanni Cavazzi da Montecuccolo.| | Viceroys| is a regal official who runs a country, colony, or city province (or state) in the name of and as representative of the monarch.| The title was originally used by the Aragonese Crown, where beginning in the 14th century it referred to the governors of Sardinia and Corsica. The absolutist kings of Spain came to appoint numerous viceroys to rule over various parts of their vast Spanish Empire in Europe, the Americas, and overseas elsewhere.| | Thirty years war| was a series of wars...