The Caliphate (1)

The Caliphate (1) - place the center of Islamic government?...

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Text: Chapters 5 and 6 Primary Source: 1000 CE description of Baghdad Terms: umma, caliph, Rashidun, Kharijites, Mu’awiya, Husayn, ulama, Abd al-Malik, mawali, Abbasids, Mamun Discussion Topics: How did desert nomads from the Arabian peninsula defeat the forces of two major empires? Why did the capital move to Damascus after Mu’awiya became caliph? Why has the period between 685 and 945 been referred to as the High Caliphate? Why was Baghdad a better location than Damascus to
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Unformatted text preview: place the center of Islamic government? How did the reasons for the decline of the Umayyads compare with the reasons for Abbasid decline? Expanse of Islam at Muhammads Death Roman Fortress of Babylon in Cairo Al Amr Mosque in Cairo Expansion of Islam under Uthman 644-656 Shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf Mausoleum of Husayn at Karbala Umayyad Great Mosque in Damascus Bataille de Poitiers, en octobre 732 Abu Muslim al-Khurasani Spiral Minaret at Samarra...
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course HIST E104 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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