Notes October 26

Notes October 26 - Notes October 26, 2010 Illuminated...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Notes October 26, 2010 Illuminated Manuscript (Book of Kells, 600-800 CE) Text and pattern and image Medieval Life (as chaos settled) Feudal system: Neolithic village subsistence 90% population – “serfs” Peasants bound to soil Constant work, hunger, disease, illiterate Priest: pray Knight/Lord: fight Peasant: work Islam (Arabian Peninsula) Religion responds to conditions in the cultural environment 7 th century tribal power struggles the Arabian peninsula (Arabia is on the opposite side of the Red Sea from Egypt) Muhammad (s)’s wife owned a flourishing caravan Muhammad (s) assisted with her trade business Muhammad (s) (570-632 CE) Asked to judge/settle disputes Retreat/contemplation to cave of Hira, relevation Qur’an – “the recitation” Prophet New monotheistic religion influenced by Christianity and Judaism Combines with pre-existing culture in a way that works for his time and place
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Mecca rejected Muhammad (s)’s new monotheistic religion Medina asked to settle tribal dispute
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

Notes October 26 - Notes October 26, 2010 Illuminated...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online