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Graphic Organizer Central Historical Question: How did the early Islamic empire expand?After examining the map on Islamic expansion make a hypothesis for the following question: How did the early Islamic empire expand? Through trade and trade routes alongside expansion. Document A: The Battle of the Yarmuk 1. (Sourcing) Who was al-Biladuri? Why do you think he wrote this document? A muslim historian, who wrote this because the battle of the Yarmuk was important to history. 2. (Close Reading) List 3 reasons why this battle was the “fiercest and bloodiest kind.”●She sounds terrifying ●70,000 Greeks were put to death ●“The fiercest and bloodiest kind” of battle3. Do you think this document is a reliable source for determining how the caliphates expanded in the 7th and 8th centuries? Why or Why not? Yes, he was a historian written right after the event.Hypothesis #2: How did the early Islamic empire expand? War and conquering people
Document B: The Treaty of Tudmir 1. (Sourcing) What type of document is this? What is its purpose?