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Unformatted text preview: Hist 030107 lecture 15 Lecture 15: Islam and World History Arabian Peninsula Byzantine [Eastern Roman] Empire reconquered much of Mediterranean Sassanid Persians tigres/Euphrates valley Justinian select committee of people put together a digest, interpretive book, and first law school textbook in Mediterranean law book became very influential around the world, long ranging effect Heraclius/Khusro: embarced on long series of wars along the frontier, forced people to take alternate routes which caused prosperity in Arabian peninsula Pastoral nomads [Bedouin] and town dwellers mixture of town dwellers and pastoral nomads no central authority Mecca dominated by one tribe Muhammad [ca. 570-632] born in Mecca married to Khadijah began to receive revelations Quraysh From Mecca to Medina Hijra/Hegira 24 September AD 622 Yathrib-Medina in the year of the Hijra=AH Khadijah [555-619] Umma Muslima Muslim community Al-islam: surrender, submission...
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