Writing from Expansion of the Early Islamic Empire Student Materials-2.docx - Graphic Organizer Central Historical Question How did the early Islamic

Writing from Expansion of the Early Islamic Empire Student Materials-2.docx

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STANFORD HISTORY EDUCATION GROUPsheg.stanford.eduGraphic OrganizerAfter examining the map on Islamic expansion make a hypothesis for the followingquestion: How did the early Islamic empire expand?-The Islamic empire in the early ages most likely expanded through war, like it was demonstrated in Muhammad in early Islam in the textbook when they reconquered mecca.Document A: The Battle of the Yarmuk1.(Sourcing) Who was al-Biladuri? Why do you think he wrote this document?-Al-Biladuri was a Muslim historian which wrote this account of the battle in the 800s CE.He most likely was asked to write this account by the Islamic empire. 2. (Close Reading) List 3 reasons why this battle was the “fiercest and bloodiest kind.”1. 70,000 greeks were put to death2.Muslim women were fighting fiercely.3.Hind yelled "Cut the arms of these non-Muslims with your swords!"4.Do you think this document is a reliable source for determining how the caliphates expanded in the 7th and 8thcenturies? Why or Why not?
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