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Unformatted text preview: -Qu’ran and the Sunna o Shiites, caliph should come from family o Sunni-Umayyad Caliphate (661-750) -- Sunni o Conquest o Conversion process – tax exemptions and other benefits for converting o Polytheism is banned, people of the book (Christians and Jews also some Persian religions that Muhammad admired) become accepted-Abbasid Caliphate (750-1238) –Shi’ite o Move capitol, where imam sat, to Baghdad o Cultural synthesis of Islam, Hellenistic, and Persian heritages Summary of 3 rd heir of Rome-cultural heir-keep alive texts lost in the West-continues same cities, commerce, universal language and religion (different ones though When does the ancient world end and become medieval?-476? Last emperor Gibbon-Pirenne believed that the world changes because of the economy, believed Rome survived to 750….many believe his evidenced is flawed-Today many think the economy died in the 3 rd century...
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This document was uploaded on 11/02/2011 for the course HST 121 at Miami University.
- Fall '05