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Rise of Islam

Rise of Islam

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Published by: Jonathan Daniel Keck on Oct 18, 2012
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Unit 2: New Patterns ofCivilization, 400-1500
The World of Islam, 600-1500Early African Civilizations,2000 BCE - 1500 CEThe Asian World, 400-1500Emerging Europe, 400-1300Europe in the Middle Ages,1000-1500The Americas, 400-1500
Objectives:1. Identify how Arab,African, and Asianempires spread2. Compare medievalEurope with perviouscivilizations3. Describe feudalism, theauthority of the RomanCatholic Church, and theimpact of the Crusades4. Summarize thedevelopment of civilizations in theAmericas
The World of Islam,600-1500
The Rise of IslamThe Arab Empireand Its SuccessorsIslamicCivilizationThe Culture of Islam
The Rise of Islam
Objectives:1. Discuss the newimportance the ArabianPeninsula had in the fifthand sixth centuries as aresult of the caravan trade2. Identify and describe thenew religion of Islam thatarose in the ArabianPeninsula and whoseprophet was a man namedMuhammad
The Arabs
Semitic-speaking people wholived in the *ArabianPeninsula—lacked rivers andlakesArabs were nomads, movedconstantly to find food andwater; Organized into tribes,each led by a *sheikh chosen by the leading familiesTribes were independent butloosely connected
Lived as farmers andsheepherders on oasesAfter the camel wasdomesticated, Arabspopulated more of thedesert, expanding thecaravan trade anddeveloped along routesArabs were polytheistic—*Makkah (Mecca) and the*Kaaba: house of worshipwhose cornerstone was asacred stone, called theBlack Stone*Allah (supreme god);they also believed inother tribal godsPolitical disorder inMesopotamia andEgypt made the usualtrade routes dangerousMekkah was a safertrade route which became more popular—sites prospered fromthe increased trade

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