Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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Please post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:
All three empires were concerned with the formation of internal communities and divisions which could challenge imperial authority, foment rebellion and unrest, or reduce central authority. This was particularly problematic where local regions had populations that were not dominantly Moslem, such as the Christian Balkans controlled by the Ottoman empire, and the Hindu majorities in Mughul territories. What kinds of communities formed within the empires and on what shared grounds (religious, social, aristocratic, intellectual)? Were these communities restricted to people in close proximity (i.e., in he same household or convent, in the same neighborhood or city)? How did governments and religious authorities attempt to control these communities?
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