Lecture 4-1 - Lecture 4/1/08 The making of a Civilization...

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Lecture 4/1/08 The making of a Civilization Definition: >> Civilization is a manifest expression of collective, sophisticated, and adaptive values in critical areas of public life. The said expression must be propagated and preserved by effective iconic and monumental means. Critical Areas of Civilization: 1. Peaceful Cities and Inclusive Citizenship. 2. Complementary Organization of Labor 3. Refined Sciences, Literature and Culture 4. Attuned Government 5. Complex and inclusive Religious System 6. Non-Coercive Dominance. #3. The Civilization: - The corruption and ungodly practices of the Umayyad rulers brought their end in the year 7 50 C.E. - The hashimites regain power (‘abbas’). - Piety as a prerequisite for leadership. Spread of courts of learning: astronomy, medicine, physics, geography, jurisprudence, literature, logic, mathematics…. .
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Translations: Greek works translated into Arabic, Indian literature, Persian. #4. The Empire:
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course RELIGION 032:030 taught by Professor Souaiaia during the Spring '08 term at University of Iowa.

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Lecture 4-1 - Lecture 4/1/08 The making of a Civilization...

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