Author Archives: Shelby Hughes

Millet Systems & Current Minority Laws

For my final project I worked on comparing the Ottoman millet systems with current legislation in how Islamic countries treat minorities in order to combat ignorance. To fully understand the connection, it’s necessary to quickly summarize what the millet systems were. Originally, they were built to keep religious minorities in separate but ideally equal groups […]



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Maritime Silk Road and Future Development

Maritime Silk Road             The Silk Road was the most serious trade route throughout much of China and eastern Europe for almost two thousand years. This path saw thousands of travelers and influenced the development of much of China (both internally and internationally). While the Silk Road holds vast important historical significance, it is now […]



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