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Lecture V: Rise of Islam and Islamic Civilization BISMILLAH IR-RAHMAN IR-RAHIM One of the most dramatic  developments in the pre-1450-post  800 world Middle East emerged as one of the  key regions of the world Was Islamic civilization the “first  truly global civilization”?  Drew on  pre-Islamic Arabia as well as from  other cultures—Jewish, Sassanian  (Persian), Greco-Roman, and Indian  cultures From the outset Islam portrayed as  the “Other” of the West—theory of  “Orientalism” (E. Said)
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Beginnings of Islam Emergence around 600 CE.   Traditional Muslim accounts:   Prophet of Islam, Muhammad ibn  Abdullah (ca. 570-632), mercantile clan Revelations committed to text called  Qur’an (Koran) Response to his teaching in Mecca Emigration or flight to Medina in 622— known as Hijra or Emigration, used as  first day of Arab year (June 16, 622)
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