Islamic Caliphate Dbq Analysis

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DBQ #2 The Islamic Caliphate gave way to much change in the Middle East during its reigning times, roughly 600-1300 C.E. Many political, economic, and social changes were imposed by the Caliph to different regions and cultures. New political changes were imposed on the people of Arabia and Africa. Christians and Jews also faced pressure from Muslims to convert due to benefits. Women’s rights also changed as part of the Caliphate. Let me show the ways life in this time period was changed politically, economically, and socially. First off, Islam imposed new political systems that were foreign to the people. Document 1, coming from a government official to the people of society, supports this by showing that a new office was set up to…show more content…
This split formed a rivalry between Islam and Byzantium. Also during this time period, Persia is thriving to the west of the Byzantine Empire. These three clashed over a period of time, but Islam’s rise, mainly its military and political dominance, gave it a foothold over the competition. Islam was able to conquer both the Byzantine and Persian empires after the Roman-Persian wars left both empires crippled. This created an Islamic powerhouse in which the spread of Islam was easily facilitated throughout…show more content…
Many people were worshipping multiple gods. With the rise of Islam, we see the conversion of society. This gave way to the destruction of idols and replacement of Allah, the one, true God who has no equal. This changed life for the people dramatically. Also, people were divided into various tribes based on blood and kinship. In Islam, a single, unified community called the Ummah was established and wrought away the remaining tribes. This also brought change to people’s former cultural tradition and beliefs. As you can see, life in Arabia and Africa changed heavily due to the spread of

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