Muslim Empire

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

Growth:Military Conquest- took about 100 years to expand most of their empire.(Jihad)- they were great fighters and if they died in battle, they believed they would go directly to Heaven.
They treated conquered people fairly.
Trade

Battle of Tours:

- In Southern France

- The French Christians, under Charles Martel, defeated the Muslims and stopped their advance into Europe.

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

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