Medieval Europe 814-1350: World Events Research Article from World Eras

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Backed by much of the nobility, Sebuktigin's eldest son, Mahmud, seizes the Ghaznavid throne from his brother Ismail. Over his thirty-two-year reign he becomes known as the Great Mahmud of Ghazna, extending his empire to include Khorasan (in northeastern Iran), Afghanistan, and northern India and making Ghazna an important cultural center. Under Mahmud, the Ghaznavids abandon their Turkic pagan beliefs for Sunnite Islam.

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