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CHAPTER 8 Early Medieval Civilizations, 600-900 I. The Islamic East Shortly after 600, an Arabian prophet preached a new faith whose followers conquered and settled lands from Spain to China. A. Arabia Before Muhammad 1. The economy of Arabia before Islam. B. The Prophet and His Faith 1. Muhammad's background. 2. The Five Pillars of Islam. 3. The teachings in the Quran. C. The Arab Conquests 1. The death of Muhammad and the establishment of the Caliphate. 2. The division of Islam into Sunni and Shia sects. 3. The spread of Islam by conquest under the Umayyad dynasty. D. The Abbasid Revolution 1. The political and religious organization under the Abbasids. E. The Emergence of Islamic Culture 1. Islamic religious architecture and education. II. The Byzantine Empire The Eastern Roman Empire shrank geographically and changed both its basic administrative structure and its cultural orientation to produce Byzantine civilization. A. External Changes
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