Discussion in 'World History' started by stfoskey12, Jun 28, 2017.
Isn't that what the hoity-toity have been saying all along?
The Roman Empire, the North Sea Empire, the British Empire.
One of the original 13 colonies, so: British Empire.
Why did you include those seemingly arbitrary choices?
I voted British and Abbaside while I could actually vote for the following major empires -
Egypt (al-amarna period)
Macedon / Seleucid
And many more, like Palmyrene or Rashidub, if we go to a lesser scale.
If you're talking about Israel, you're forgetting the Sassanids and Fatimids.
Meh. The Sassanids only held the place for less than twenty years during the Roman-Persian war of 602-628, and never really incorporated it properly. I haven't combed the thread obviously but I'm not sure something like that should "count."
Then the Seljuks shouldn't be on the list, either.
The British and for a short while, the Japanese.
One town, Malacca, was conquered and used by the Portuguese and later the Dutch as a fortified outpost to control nearby trade routes though.
Interesting to think about it - Seljuqs are a period sometimes taught about and could be considered some kind of a common knowledge among Israelis.
No one in Israel, however, would know or remember that the Sassanids had any interaction with this land. All of the names that I mentioned above including the Seljuqs are, to some extent, known here as historical rulers of the land, while the Sassanids, although being a top class power, are not.
As noted, the sassanid empire only controlled the area during the massive and final byzantine-sassanid war. Which it lost, and the only actual change caused by the war was the arab rise (and subsequent collapse of the sassanid empire).
Separate names with a comma.