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Dakotah Forell 10/28/10 Early Islam 570-1258 AD • A new religion and culture built upon  • Begins on Arabian peninsula in the early 7th century AD • West coast of the Arab peninsula toward north and east rock and sand • Toward southern coast some green spots • Northeast = nomadic tribes • South = villages / town people Religions : everything you can imagine • Polytheism • Christianity • Judaism • Animism (sprits everywhere) • Zoroastrmism It big city, Mecca, animal worship, a black star (meteorites) • NE – desert nomads-horses people to NE, camel people in desert • Tribes with – protect or attach trade caravans across desert (animists) • Bedu + Bedalni – desert tribes • South – green spots and trading towns like Medina and Mecca Local religion increases shrines – secret people • Control by local priests and chiefs; man sib shrines are crimist sites (ka’ba) o Religious tourism on imprint local industry • 570 AD Mohammad – Born in Mecca
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