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Unformatted text preview: Coronation by Pope Leo III (Christmas 800) Carolingian Renaissance, Aachen, Counts and Local Administration, End of Empire 2. Byzantine Culture as a Rival to Rome (Constantinople) Successor to Rome in the East, Powerful Emperors, Eastern Church Trade, Bureaucracy, Greek Language, Conflicts with Roman Church, Decline and Fall of Byzantium (1453) 3. Islam and Muslim Culture (Arabia, North Africa) Muhammad (570-632), Monotheism, The Prophet, Quran Mecca, Flight to Medina, Hostility to Icons and Images Expansion of Islam across Middle East, N. Africa and Spain, Caliphs, Shiite vs. Sunni, Assassination of Ali (661) Triumph of Umayyad Family; Abbasids in Baghdad Arab Culture: Mathematics, Medicine, Avicenna (980-1037), Canon of Medicine Alhambra and Later Islamic Culture in Spain (Granada) [after 1238] Early European Culture Defines Itself Against Islam?...
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- Spring '09