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Chapter 9


What was the astrolabe used for? To help with navigation
Which groups of people contributed to the Islamic culture during the Middle Ages? Arabs Turks Persians
Why were Baghdad and Cairo important cities during the Middle Ages? Baghdad: Capital of the Abbasid empire Crossroads of trade routes Most beautiful city in the Muslim world Cairo: Capital of Egypt Most advanced university in Muslim world Hall of Wisdom was a major library
Describe three examples of Islamic cultural diffusion. Muslims brought the game of chess back from India Muslims learned the process for making paper from the Chinese Muslims learned about zero from the India
How did Muslims use the minbar? It was a raised pulpit used to, by the imam, to give his sermon.
What did Muslims focus on when creating their art? Geometric designs Floral designs
How did paper making change the Muslim culture? It allowed stories to be written and recorded The Quran was printed Muslims began to write more stories and poetry
What word do we use to describe an improvement to an idea or product? Adaptation
How did Muslims use ancient Greek knowledge? Muslim scholars translated Greek texts into Arabic for others to study.
Muslims built hospitals to treat whom? Muslim hospitals were teaching centers for doctors in training. Anyone could go there for treatment.
What is Ibn Sina credited with? He wrote a textbook that was used by doctors to treat patients.
What is the difference between a primary and secondary source? Primary source: Historical document from the time period- usually recorded by someone who lived during the time period Secondary source- Usually written by a person who read the primary source and summarized it in their own words.
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