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Economic achievement in the golden age of Islam

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Herve Heussaff

on 23 June 2014

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Economic achievement in the golden age of Islam
Discovery of Chinese papermaking process.
It was faster and easier than making parchment or papyrus, so writings were more accessible. It spread quick through the empire, from government offices to society in general. Shops started selling paper and books and business was done using credit equivalent to modern day checks.
Intellectual achievement in the golden age of Islam
House of Wisdom
Founded by Al-Ma'mun in Baghdad. It attracted scholars from surrounding continents where they translated a great amount of literature and knowledge to Arabic. They translated Aristotle, Euclid, and important thinkers of ancient Persia, Greece, and Rome. They sought to understand these and organize into Islamic teachings
Political achievement in the golden age of Islam
Islamic law
More groups came under Islamic control as the Abbasid armies spread borders and Islamic law was universal through the empire. The knowledge of different cultures blended in the empire, trade increased, and goods and information exchanged over long distance.
Social achievement in the golden age of Islam
Spread of Arabic
Arabic was the official language of the Muslim Empire. More people learned it as the empire expanded and it made it easier to communicate
Land of Great Achievement
The Islamic Empire in the Golden Age
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