HIS110 Final Vocab - Muhammad leader from Mecca who...

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Muhammad - leader from Mecca who unified Arabia into a single religious polity under Islam; considered to be messenger and prophet of God and the last prophet sent by God for mankind; his revelations form verses of the Qu’ran (considered “the Word of God” by Islamic culture) Five Pillars of the Islam - the basic tenets of the Islamic faith (prayer, fasting, sacrifice) Sufism - inner, mystical dimension of Islam; practitioners of this tradition are Sufis; spiritual meetings occurred Dar-al-Islam - countries where Muslims can practice their religion freely; government promises protection; Abu Homita considered originator; two requirements to be part of this Eurocentrism - viewing the world from a European perspective; many international standards have their root in this period when this term was coined during a period of decolonization Trans-Saharan Trade - traveling across the Sahara to reach sub-Saharan Africa; the camel had an impact on this trade; brought lasting economic and social change to Africa; peak of trade lasted from 8th to 16th century Mansa Musa - the tenth mansa/king of the wealthy Malian Empire; most noted during his reign for his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324-1325 (paid a visit to the sultan of Egypt) Christian Kingdom of Axum - an important trading nation; achieved prominence and was a major player in the commerce between the Roman Empire and Ancient India; considered one of the four great powers Reasons of Mongol Success - very large and very successful in conquering territories in Eurasia; willing to incorporate other ethnic groups into their army; conquer and expand; intentionally used Black Death to kill off enemies
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  • Summer '13
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  • Aztec, Fujiwara clan, kamakura shogunate, Minamoto no Yoritomo, single religious polity, wealthy Malian Empire

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