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

Chapter 13: The Expansive Realm of Islam

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
  • Outline the key aspects of the life of Muhammad, his message, his migration to Medina, and the establishment of Islam in Arabia.
  • Explain and discuss the early caliphs and the establishment of the Umayyad dynasty.
  • Identify and discuss important features of the Abbasid dynasty.
  • Explain and discuss the economic and social development of the early Islamic world.
  • Outline the formation of the Islamic hemispheric trading zone.
  • Explain the changing status of women within Islamic society.
  • Outline the formation of an Islamic cultural tradition.
  • Compare and contrast the cultural traditions of Islam, Persia, India, and Greece.
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