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Copy of Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

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by Colby Barrow on 19 January 2013

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Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age Political Social Economic Science Intellectual Art/ Architectual Chinese Paper making Process Taj Mahal It was much faster and easier than preparing parchment or papyrus, thus making the written word more accessible. As a result, paper use spread quickly throughout the empire, beginning with government offices and then into the rest of society. Shops began to sell paper and books. Business was conducted using a form of credit that is equivalent to modern day checks. In the Islamic world, they invented a method to make a thicker piece of paper. This transformed papermaking from an art into a major industry. Art in Islam's Golden Age included intricate floral or vine designs on pottery, textiles, paper manuscripts, and even buildings. This decoration is called arabesques. Geometric designs were very important as well, such as what you see in this door image. Certain materials were valued over others, and the wood used to decorate this door shown here was a sign of wealth. Pottery decorated with gold or silver was also prized. Muhammad's teachings included a restriction against using human figures to represent their faith, so you do not see many people in Islamic art Literature Art Rumi (1207–1273) is one of the most famous poets of all time and lived toward the end of the Abbasid Caliphate. His poems expressed his love and devotion for his faith. Many people today interpret them as love poems. Ibn Rushd (1126–1198), also known as Averroes, worked for many years to translate and preserve the works of Aristotle. He also wrote extensively on religion and philosophy. Calligraphers produced beautiful illuminated manuscripts of the Qur'an and other works
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