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History 112 Notes From Week One

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These notes cover what was discussed in class the first week, and a majority of what will be on in the assigned reading for the reading quiz in Outline form with an inserted table. Specific things...
World Civilizations from 950 -1750
Dr. Dave Pretty
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World History, Early Civilizations, The Spread of Islam




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Date Created: 01/20/16
Notes on Week One Monday­ Brief thoughts to consider for time period (900s): I. The Americas:  The Western World didn’t know about the Eastern World, and the Eastern World  didn’t really know the extent of itself.  Until this time has been flourishing, we think. o There are few surviving records o Quipu – a record made in South America by knotting different colored  strings. (Unfortunately, nobody today knows how to read one.) o South America looks to be the home of the oldest civilization.  900’s was the end of the Mayans’ ultimate reign for reasons we aren’t sure of. o Now the thriving city would be Kohokia with a population of around  1000  It is important to remember that for a civilization to survive, it E II. Africa – Mainly sub­Saharan regions:  How Africa became black: o Bantus migrated down through Africa  o They had Crops and animals that gave them the necessary means to out  compete the other civilizations that they came across. o Main Crop – Yams  Book to read for more understanding of this: Guns, Germs, and  Steel  Book to read for more insight: Things Fall Apart III. Europe:  Western Europe – At this point in time, it is “so unstable it’s on life support”. o The Operative areas with power were counties o Western Europe is mainly kept together by the Catholic Church o They had only wool, honey, and garlic to trade  Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe were not particularly interested in  risking death to trade for these items.  Eastern Europe – Byzantine Empire o Occupied Rome with capital: Constantinople (now Istanbul)  This was the biggest Christian city in Europe in 900s (20­30,000  people). Spain was bigger. o 950’s Greatest, Richest, and Most Educated city: Islam  Note that there was the Islam v. Hinduism in India  Note also that the most stable civilization at the time is China Islam Both China Sophisticated & still growing Rich Maintaining its size DYNAMIC Big STABLE *The capitalized words are the main differences Wednesday – Islam in 950 and before.  It is important to the Western end of the Arabian Peninsula on a map o Be able to locate Trade routes along the coast closest to Africa o The location of Medina and where major trade routes merge into it. I. Muhammad of Mecca:  He was illiterate  He married well (Wife was a merchant).  Archangel Gabriel appeared to him and told him to read/recite oSurah: “Read in the name of thy lord…”  The Ka’aba in Mecca was the one he recognized. o The Ka’aba is a black rock that became viewed as sacred. (Now believed to be a meteorite). o Mecca wanted to be a “religious Orlando, FL” (there’s something to attract  people of all religions). o Muhammad felt Islam was a continuation, completion, and de­corruption of  Christianity (There is only one god, etc.,).  He was forced to flee (Hijrah) to Medina in 622.  In Medina there were three competing groups: two Arab groups and  the Jews; all of which contributed to his followers  Within 3 years, they had conquered most of the trade route groups and  Mecca. (Mecca was taken in 630, Muhammad died in 632).  Know the Islamic state in conquest on a map II. The Qur’an and The Five Pillars  The written recitation of Muhammad’s messages from above  The First Pillar: Shahada oWitness in Public  No god but Allah  Muhammad was the prophet, etc.,  The Second Pillar: Salaat o Five prayers, five times a day. (Same prayer, same times every day, and  you must be facing Mecca).  The Third Pillar: Zakat o Give Alms o It is believed that we all have something to add to the community and  we’re all required to give back to the community as a result. (We being  people of the faith). It is important to note that at this time, all wealth comes from  agriculture. (Wealth = Land = Power). Also, in all cultures and  religions, merchants were looked down upon except for Islam due  to Zakat. This explains why Islam spreads the most along trade  routes as it is quickly adopted by a majority of merchants.  The Fourth Pillar: Ramadan o No food, beverages, smoking, sex, medications/drugs, or any other indulgences  from sun up to sun down for a whole month. o Pregnant and ill people are given a pass but have to make it up at some time  during the year.  The Fifth Pillar: Hajj o Must make the trip to Mecca if at all possible at some point in their lives. o The Five pillars help to stress the importance of Community III. Shari’a: The Law  Based on the Qur’an and the Hadith (sayings of Muhammad that were not related  to the Qur’an).  Muhammad was a secular ruler; he had opinions on everything. oThe Hadith – see above description oThe Ulama – The students dedicated to understanding the answer to the  question “What would Muhammad do?” in every situation. oTalib – Students learning the teachings. o Qadi – A judge, explains the laws, etc. 


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