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lecture 2 - 1/9/08 History 2b: lecture 2 The World in 1000...

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1/9/08 History 2b: lecture 2 The World in 1000 CE: Centers and Peripheries In 1000 CE - Otto III “emperor of the world”; part of the Holy Roman Empire o Wanted to create a “true” world empire, as the old great roman empire - What was the world he wanted to dominate like? o Otto had a lot of expansion to undergo o Greatest challenge was the southern Islamic empire Stretched from Northern Africa into India - Explaining the rise of the Islamic empire o Religion was tolerant (self-practice), allows for regional variations o Religion of merchant and traders that spread the word o Internal cohesion Five pillars of islam Sacred Law (derived from the Quaran) Formed a single faithful community ( Umma ) o Moral obligation to spread Islam ( jihad ) o Islam is portable (easy to export) Didn’t need priests, etc. Doctrinal unity, limited number of sacred texts Shares monotheism and prophets with Judaism and Christianity Could build on Christianity’s successes
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HIST 2B taught by Professor Hämalaien during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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