The sponsoring of scholarship by Turkic dynasties, such as the Timurids, best shows that, in the period circa 1200–1450, scholarly activities in the Muslim world continued despite the
A) conquest of Baghdad by the European Crusaders
B) expansion of the Song dynasty into Muslim Central Asia
C) Byzantine reconquest of Palestine and Lebanon
D) fragmentation of the Abbasid Caliphate
The Answer: The correct answer is the fragmentation of the Abbasid Caliphate.