Muslim Empire

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

Islam spread by
-Military conquest
-Great fighters-treated conquered people fairly

Golden age (700-900)
A time of great learning and cultural diffusion

Contributions to our Society
-Math (Algebra and Trig)
-Medicine: doctors had to pass exams
-Astronomy: studied stars and made charts
-Law: based on Koran
-Banking: allowed credit

Preserved Byzantine ideas and improve upon them

Battle of tours (732 AD)
The Muslims were defeated by Charle Martel and his army. This battle stopped the muslim empire from spreading into europe.

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