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Mughal Empire
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1. Introduction

The Mughal Empire was an Indo-Persian state centered on the cities of Delhi, Agra, and Lahore. It lasted from 1526 to 1858. During the 17th century, it covered almost the whole subcontinent and parts of what is now Afghanistan. With the Ottoman Empire (c. 1300–1923) and the Iranian empire of the Safavids (1501–1722; Islam), it was the third great Islamic imperial entity of the early modern peri…

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Conermann, Stephan, “Mughal Empire”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 28 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024206>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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