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NORTH AFRICA/SOUTHWEST ASIA I. Introduction a. Natural Environments in this realm are dominated by _________. b. The area is the source of several world religions, including ___________, ______________, and ____________. c. The area is significant in that Arabian, North African and ____________regions meet. d. Enormous ____ reserves are located beneath certain portions of the realm. II. Hearths of Culture a. _________________. i. Mesopotamia means "land between _______ rivers" the ________ and ______________. ii. This is the area in which people first learned to ______________ plants for agriculture. iii. The concept of ____________ was developed here. iv. Cities also developed around _________ years ago. v. This area became a principle _________ route between peoples. b. Ancient _________. i. Developed cities about ___________ years ago. ii. Agriculture was more successful here than in Mesopotamia because the flooding the _______ was much more predictable than the Tigris and Euphrates. c. The _________ Valley. i. Located in __________ this valley was part of the cultural development going on in Mesopotamia and Egypt at the same time. d. Gifts of the __________ Valley Civilizations. i. Domestication of __________ crops and livestock. ii. ______________ techniques, iii. e. __________ i. A decline occurs in the Egyptian and Mesopotamian cultures, possibly due to ___________ changes associated with the ice age. ii. As a result other developing cultures, such as the _________, __________ and Greeks take over various parts of the area. iii. Because of isolation _______ is not as impacted by the new comers. III. Stage for ___________. a. In ________ Muhammad receives a revelation from _______ and begins developing the basis for Islam. b. Muhammad was in ________ but moved to _________ because of problems with people in Mecca. c. The faith contains the "________ Pillars of Islam" i. Repeated expressions of the basic _________ ii. ________ prayer iii. A _________ of daytime fasting iv. ____________ v. At least _______ pilgrimage to Mecca. d. The Arab-Islamic Empire i. In ______ the prophet Muhammad dies. ii. Holy book is the ________ iii. Islam spreads and by 9th century the religion is found ______ and ___________ on the west and eventually spreads to tropical Asia. iv. Capital of Islam is moved from Medina to __________ and then to __________. v. During this time Arabs overshadowed the Europeans in Architecture, science, and __________.(Europe was in the dark ages.) IV. Islam Divided a. Religious Succession i. After ________________ death a split develops. 1. ________ believe successor should be related to Muhammad.
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2008 for the course ISS 315 taught by Professor Hussain during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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