Rise Of Islam Research Paper

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Why did trade thrive in Muslim lands? In 600 C.E., Muhammad created a religion called Islam. Islam inspired the Arab people, which united as an army and was on the rise to an empire. During 1000 c.e., the Muslims had conquered an area stretching from northern Afghanistan to parts southern Spain. Trade, ideas, and culture thrived in this Islamic empire. Islam brought a sense of unity and purpose to the traders and people of the Arabian Peninsula. Arab armies spread Islam through the Middle East and beyond. Muslim traders also spread Islam. The Islamic territory ranged from northern Afghanistan to northern parts of Africa to Spain and centered in the Middle East, which gave them a geological advantage in terms of trade. The Islamic…show more content…
E. the west found it very difficult to from a factual ideal of Islam, held back by its own closed mindedness as well as an overall ignorance. Christians knew nothing about Islam, and saw Arab people only as enemies. Two very different populations in the West expressed a vision of Islam. One was that of a common people, that was influenced by false information from the Chanson de Geste. The other negative propaganda from scholastics ,which the scholastics were Although sometimes it was saw as a reaction to see Islam as violent and fanatic, in general the scholastics vision of Islam was balanced and portrayed Islam more realistically than the stereotypes that influenced Christian Culture. Islamic and Christians religions shares similar cultural materials, and both were shaped at the Mediterranean Sea and its surrounding landmasses, extending into Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. The Clashes were real enough, but they had more to do with being similar than different, with overlapping ideas, resources, and territorial ambitions. Where Christianity developed in the Roman Empire and proclaimed that Caesar should be given his due, long before capturing the imagination of the emperor himself, Islam formed at the edge of empires, close enough to use their traditions, but distant enough to be able to use a political community of the faithful. Its key texts: the Quran, the Hadith, the Sharia, were written down as Muhammed turned the community into…show more content…
the Mongol Empire emerged from the unification of nomadic tribes in the Mongolia homeland under the leadership of Genghis Khan, who was proclaimed ruler of all Mongols in 1206. The empire grew rapidly under his rule and then under his descendants, who sent invasions in every direction. The vast transcontinental empire connected the east with the west with an enforced Pax Mongolica allowing trade, technologies, commodities, and ideologies to be disseminated and exchanged across Eurasia. The empire began to split due to wars over succession, as the grandchildren of Genghis Khan disputed whether the royal line should follow from his son and initial heir Ögedei, or one of his other sons such as Tolui, Chagatai, or Jochi. The Toluids prevailed after a bloody purge of Ögedeid and Chagataid factions, but disputes continued even among the descendants of Tolui. After Möngke Khan died, rival kurultai councils simultaneously elected different successors, the brothers Ariq Böke and Kublai Khan, who then not only fought each other in the Toluid Civil War, but also dealt with challenges from descendants of other sons of Genghis. Kublai successfully took power, but civil war ensued as Kublai sought unsuccessfully to regain control of the Chagatayid and Ögedeid

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