State and Religion Unit 6 - State and Religion Kalyn Land History 1111 World History I 06 April 2019 1 The period from 500CE to 1000CE was a time when

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State and ReligionKalyn LandHistory 1111; World History I06 April 2019
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1The period from 500CE to 1000CE was a time when government and religion became intertwined. The Middle East found influence from the Islam faith while Rome and Western Europe found their influence from the Christian faith. The Umayyad Dynasty came to power inthe Middle East from 661CE to 750CE following the death of Muhammad and the introduction of Islam. The Carolingian Empire came to power in Rome and Western Europe from 741CE to 840CE at a time when the teachings of Jesus had developed into a more formal Christian religion. Religion played a viable role in the government and social norms of both the Umayyad Dynasty and Carolingian Empire.Three sources were referenced in the writing of this paper. The Berger World Historytextbook was the primary document for this writing. Chapter seven and chapter eight were the chapters that were used. The three sections focused on in chapter seven were “Western Europe: The Rise of the Franks,” “The Carolingian Renaissance,” and “Carolingian Collapse.” These sections shaped the Carolingian Empire and gave the information needed for this essay. The sections focused on in chapter eight were “The Rashidun Caliphs,” and “The Umayyad Caliphate.” These sections gave an abundance of knowledge on the Umayyad Dynasty. The secondary source used was Professor Simson’s discussion post “The Islamic Religious Movement- General Comments.” This post gave a deeper understanding of the impact that Muhammad had in regards to the Islam faith. Another secondary source was a webpage in the chapter six material, “Carolingian Renaissance.” This webpage expanded the information on the Carolingian rule. These sources helped compare state and religion in the Carolingian Empire and the Umayyad Dynasty. The Middle East was made up of tribes who elected their leaders by consensus vote. The introduction of Islam by Muhammad became a catalyst for a common spiritual belief that
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2extended into the way the tribes were governed and bound the people together. The teachings of the Quran, the holy book of Islam, and the Islam religious principles were adopted in the middle East and became not only religious principles but political ideology. While Muhammed was alive, he was both spiritual and religious leader. His death left the tribes were split on how to appoint a successor to Muhammed. The political side of religion was influencing the state of
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