Culture

1450 CE -1750 CE

"the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time"

That's the direct definition of Culture from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

Funny to say that we focus on the main points of their society.

We often overlook their: values, beliefs, and their lifestyle.

Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire had adopted a lot of its culture from Persian, ideas and a major Muslim following. This led to the empire being mostly ruled by Muslims, but although this is true, they were very tolerant of other cultures and religions. Because of their tolerance, many small religions and cultures were preserved, and lasted longer in the Ottoman Empire. Due to the geographic location of the Ottoman Empire, it was greatly influenced by trading routes around it especially its Middle Eastern trading partners. The Ottoman Empire is more known for its variety of cultures, blending many different religions, and traditions.

Protestant Reformation

During the Protestant Reformation, one man by the name of Martin Luther, saw the corruption of the Catholic Church at that time. In response to this, he wrote 95 theses and nailed them to the church wall. He was against the church selling indulgences to people, and believed the only way to get into heaven was to have a strong faith. He even translated the Bible, giving the power to the people to interpret the Bible as they wished. Almost immediately, the church excommunicated him. This led to a spinoff of other religions, which all thought that they knew the right way to worship God.

Renaissance

"The Cultural rebirth that occurred in Europe"

Before the Renaissance, people were mostly Roman Catholic and lived by the laws of the Church. The renovation of traditional ideas in Europe, occurred around the fourteenth century through the seventeenth century. During this time, people began to question their normal existence, lives, and everything around them. This brought many advances in art, and technology. Artists started to paint wealthy people other than just religious figures. New ways of painting were created as well as new technology for scientists to study with. The Renaissance flourished many new outgoing ideas and also gave a start to humanitarianism.

Qing Dynasty

Culture in the flourished during the Qing Dynasty. The first machine gun was made during the Qing dynasty. The printing & publishing production industry was also developed during this time. Poetry started to grow, being admired by everyone. Confucianism helped with these developments.

Mughal Empire

The third ruler of the Mughal Empire was Akbar the Great. He was a muslim but during his time of power he tried to blend the "best elements" Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Jainism and other religions together to create Din-I-Ilahi. He did this in attempt to connect his people and make them put aside their differences. Shah Jahan advance art during his rule. Architecture such as the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Shalimar Gardens, Jahangir mausoleum were made while he was in power.