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Middle East ancient

beginning of Islam

Kaaba place of worship in town of Mecca
Mohammed founder of Islam (570-632AD)
Umayyard dynasty divided islam into two branches
shiites ali is legitimate successor of is Ali
sunnies four caliphs are legit successors
Abbasid dynasty opened trade, open to non-arabs
Seljuk Turks threaten Byzantine Empire
Egypt wasn't control by Mongols, center of islamic civilization
regional centers Baghdad, Cairo, Damascus
Arabs and translation they translated major Greek works into arab
Arabs developed algebra, contrib with astronomy, navigation and medicine
Ibn-Khaldun arab historian
Omar Khayyam 1001 Nights adn Rubaiyat
Shari'ah law of code
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