Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 13: The Expansive Realm of Islam

Essay Quiz

Islam spread more rapidly than any other major world religion. Why do you think this was? What aspects of the religion made it appealing? How was the cultural climate conducive to the rapid expansion of Islam?
Compare and contrast the beliefs (including the treatment of women) of the major world religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
The book states that dar al-Islam became "probably the most prosperous and cosmopolitan society of the postclassical world." What does this statement mean? What evidence is there for this statement? Do you agree or disagree?
Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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