Muslim Empire

650 A.D. - Today

How It Spread

Origins:   Out of Mecca, East to India, West across North Africa, and on into Spain

Growth:   ~By Military Conquest

                  1.Great Fighters    2.Died in Battle, would go to heaven    3.treated conquered people fairly

                 ~Trade

Battle of Tours:     Under the lead of Charles Matrtel, Freach Christians defeated the Muslims and stopped their advance into Europe.

Golden Age:  (700-900 A.D.)    A time of great learning and cultural diffusion

Contributes to Our Society

Mathematics:

1.Spread Gupta math ideas      2. Created Algebra and Trigonometry

Medicine:

1. Created Hospitals        2. Wrote Medical Books        3. Doctors were required to pass exams

Architechture:

1. Influenced by Byzantine and Indian Styles.

Astronomy:

1. Learned from Greek ideas.         2. Study of the stars: created astronomical tables

Islamic Law:

1, Based on Islamic religious laws      2. Became the basis for political laws in the empire

Banking:

1. Used money               2. Allowed credit to be used. (Money borrowing)

* Preservers of Greek and Roman Culture *

- Preserved Roman and Greek Ideas that they got from their contracts with the Byzantine Empire.

- Preserved them

- They improved upon them (Translated Roman writing, etc.,)

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