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    The Sultan and the Saint

    Did anyone see this on PBS? It is about St.Francis of Assisi's meeting with the Sultan of Egypt in the early 13th C. How and why did you like or dislike it? How accurate or inaccurate was it? I do take issue with the statement that the crusaders were "His (the Pope's) army" and implication that...
  2. JoanOfArc007

    Tipu Sultan and Rocket Technology

    Tipu Sultan was credited with leading his men in victory over the British, while allegedly being outnumbered...at the Battle of Pollilur. Sultan used rockets to achieve victory. In the Battle of Pollilur on 10 Sept 1780, the forces of Mysore wiped out a British army of more than 3,500...
  3. Azad67

    Tipu Sultan: Tiger or tyrant? --- by William Dalrymple

    By William Dalrymple The battlelines are drawn in Karnataka over the Siddaramaiah government’s decision to celebrate November 10 as Tipu Jayanti. But what’s the truth about the ‘Tiger of Mysore’? Author and historian William Dalrymple elaborates... In 1791, the Swami of Sringeri Math...
  4. JoanOfArc007

    The Sultan and the Saint

    I alawys thought to myself this story about Saint Francis of Assisi meeting with Sultan Al Kamil needs to be brought to the big screens, and now here we have it. I have posted numerous times about this tremendous story, and to now see it will be brought to light for more to see is like an early...
  5. ashfaqkinqz

    Bayezid Yildirim - Ottoman Sultan

    Bayezid Yildirim - The Thunderbolt (1360-1403) He built one of the largest armies in the known world at the time and unsuccessfully besieged Constantinople. He was defeated and captured by Timur at the Battle of Ankara in 1402 and died in captivity in March 1403. Please share some facts which...
  6. Azad67

    Tipu Sultan: a secular internationalist, not a bigot

    Tipu Sultan cannot be reduced to a singular narrative or tradition of intolerance or bigotry as he represented multiple traditions. Photo: M.A. Sriram The recent offer made by a film producer to Tamil superstar Rajinikanth to act in a movie on the ‘Tiger of Mysore’, Tipu Sultan, has yet again...
  7. Changezi

    At what age Pashtun King Sultan King Ibrahim Lodhi became King?

    At what age and why Mughal King Babur killed Him? Any special reason?
  8. AfghanistanBactriaAriana

    Not only was Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi half Afghan but Afghans were the catalyst of his

    Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi was a half Afghan as his mother was from Zabul (she was not Persian wiki is one of the only sources that states). Some may claim she was Turk since Ferdowsi called him the son of 2 slaves and called his mother/ him Zabely. However his court poets called him this aswell so...
  9. Darren Singh

    What if Sehzade Mustafa became the Ottoman Sultan

    What if Sehzade Mustafa was not executed in 1553 and rise to throne after Suleiman's death
  10. Darren Singh

    What if Sehzade Mustafa became the Ottoman Sultan

    What if Sehzade Mustafa was not executed in 1553 and rise to throne after Suleiman's death. Will the Ottoman Empire continue to prosper and will his reign be a good one
  11. Karl XII

    Which Ottoman Sultan was the best military commander?

    The ottomans are often underrepresented historically and I'm hoping this can get some discussion going. I see Mehmed, Selim and Suleiman being the most popular although Murad I might be more well known then i've thought. Ive only included the Sultans that personally led their armies so certain...
  12. Darren Singh

    2nd Round:Greatest Ottoman Sultan

    A complete list of the Ottoman sultans right from Osman I to Mehmed VI. Choose who do u think is better
  13. Darren Singh

    The greatest Ottoman Sultan

    This is the most complete list of the Ottoman sultans right from Osman I to Mehmed VI. Choose who do u think is the best
  14. Darren Singh

    Poll:Greatest Ottoman Sultan

    There are many great sultans of the Ottoman Empire. I picked Mehmed II because of his great military success and tolerance
  15. Darren Singh

    The greatest Ottoman Sultan

    I have started to be interested in the Ottoman Empire. My favourite sultan Mehmed II
  16. Karl XII

    Did Bayezid(Ottoman Sultan) ever do anything militarily significant?

    Mehmed, Selim and Sulemain all took an active role in carving up more territory for the empire but it seems Bayezid mostly focused on civil adminsistration. His wiki page didnt seem to mention any military campaigns of his, does anybody know if he did anything of military importance(besides...
  17. A

    any photos - Sultan of Morocco "Black guards" WW2/1930s ?

    Hello, can anyone help ? I'm trying to find some photos of the Sultan of Morocco Royal guard or "Black guard" during the 1930s or WW2 . Their uniform was quite colourfull with red tunics. Not too sure if they were just for show or had any military/ ex French service experience. John.
  18. Druzhina

    A Helmet with the name of Mamluk Sultan Barsbay, 1422-38

    Helmet with the name of Mamluk Sultan Barsbay, 1422-38 Front of a helmet with the name of Mamluk Sultan Barsbay Left of a helmet with the name of Mamluk Sultan Barsbay Back of a helmet with the name of Mamluk Sultan Barsbay Peak of a helmet with the name of Mamluk Sultan Barsbay Aventail of a...
  19. unity

    Brunei to expand use of Sharia law

    Human Right's watch should mind its own business. Their country, their rules. Brunei to bring in tough new sharia law | World news | theguardian.com Brunei to bring in tough new sharia law Brunei's sultan widens usage of Sharia | News | DW.DE | 22.10.2013 Brunei's sultan widens usage of Sharia
  20. Salah

    Sultan Qalawun

    Saif ad-Din Qalawun was born into the Kipchaqs, but was sold into slavery as a youth. He was purchased and trained as a Mamluk by al-Kamil, who ruled the Ayyubid Empire from 1218 to 1238. By 1279 he had risen to become one of the most influential emirs of the Bahri Mamluk Sultanate, which had...