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LectureFeb21 - Lecture Feb21 Arabs played a major role...

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Lecture Feb21 Arabs played a major role during this period 7 th -late 10 th century (Golden Age of Islam) Arabs associated with the camel Constantinople one of the most important cities in medieval times (possibly the most important) According to Ryan Katz “cities were flourishing in south Asia &the middle east” Arab world was confined to terrain they already knew from home (deserts, semi-arid lands) Arabs responsible for early medieval agricultural revolution throughout middle-east, Spain, Italy Cotton, eggplant, spinach, lime Made paper!!!! Holy fucking shit!!! Arabs didn’t force conversion to muslim Muslim is an elite military culture Capital Domoscus, 751 went to bagdad, then to iran Iran became a major place of trade, but the muslim world was still not unified Sects of Islam Sunni Rejected the Shia, didn’t believe they were a part of Islam Shia Minority until 6 th century Turkish Period 950-1500
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