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BMMS 7history ch4

BMMS 7history chapter 4

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Iberian Peninsula A southwestern tip of Europe; present location of Spain and Portugal
bureaucracy System of government in which a network of departments and agencies carries out the administrative work.
Abd al-Malik Seventh century caliph who imposed a common language and currency
Standing army Fighting force maintained even in times of peace
Baghdad Capital of the Abbasid Empire
Iberian Peninsula A southwestern tip of Europe; present location of Spain and Portugal
Golden age Period in which a country or culture is at its peak
bureaucracy System of government in which a network of departments and agencies carries out the administrative work.
calligraphy Art of fine handwriting
Abd al-Malik Seventh century caliph who imposed a common language and currency
faction Opposing group
Standing army Fighting force maintained even in times of peace
Baghdad Capital of the Abbasid Empire
Golden age Period in which a country or culture is at its peak
calligraphy Art of fine handwriting
Omar Khayyam Master of the poetic form called the quatrain, popular in Persia
faction Opposing group
al-Andalus Muslim Spain
Cordoba Capital of al-Andalus (Muslim Spain)
Abd al-Rahman III Eight emir of al-Andalus and first caliph of Cordoba
mercenary A soldier paid to fight
arabesque Design showing intertwined stems, leaves, and flowers of a plant
script Hand-written letters or symbols of a language
Umayyads Group who took control of Muslim lands after Muhammad died
Ibn Sina A Persian doctor who wrote a detailed and extensive medical work that served as a reference book for more than 600 years.
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