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Unformatted text preview: What bound together the first global civilization? Who aided its spread? What else did these people help spread? What unified these people? DESERT AND TOWN: THE ARABIAN WORLD AND THE BIRTH OF ISLAM Describe the geography of the Arabian Peninsula. What people made this place their home? What type of animals did they domesticate? What was the importance of towns located near the water or ocean? What two towns owed their existence to the bedouins? What was the basis of social organization and beliefs? CLAN IDENTITY, CLAN RIVALRIES, AND THE CYCLE OF VENGENCE Describe the basics of a Bedouin. --marriage --social structure (who is the highest & lowest) What caused clans to fight? What could they lead to? TOWNS AND LONG-DISTANCE TRADE Who founded and dominated Mecca? What religious significance was located there? What was the importance of pilgrimages to Mecca? What was the purpose of Yathrib? MARRIAGE AND FAMILY IN PRE-ISLAMIC ARABIA What was the role and importance of women in Bedouin culture? Who did they have it better than? Who paid the bride-price? How did town life compare to Bedouin live in regards to women?...
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- Spring '11
- Islam, Saudi Arabia, Mecca