The Rise and Spread of Islam
Prepare yourself for the chapter by doing the following exercises using your text: Map Exercises (Stearns Text)
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From the following map, notice the extent to which Islam has spread throughout the world since its inception in the 7th century. Today it reaches almost all corners of the world.
|Politics||Umayyad Dynasty; Abbasid Dynasty; problem of succession (ie. caliphs); jihad|
|Intellectual/Science||Algebra, “Arabic” numerals; “Saviors of Western learning|
|Geography||Arabian peninsula to north Africa, Asia; nomadic, bedouin; Mecca and Medina (the Hijra)|
|Economics||Indian Ocean trade (“Southernization”)|
|Arts||Mosques; geometric/patterned religious art|
|Religion||Islam; Allah the Koran, Hijra; The 5 Pillars; Sharia law|
|Social||“People of the Book”; tolerance; Sunni vs. Shiite; Sufism; changing status of women|
|People||Mohammed, Khadija, Abu Bakr|