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Arabian Nights: Pre-Islamic Arabia

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Corinne Levy

on 11 November 2012

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Arabian Nights: Pre-Islamic Arabia Resources Corinne Levy and Rachel Glait Objectives Historical Impact Background Pre-Islamic Arabia Works Cited • Persian-Roman Wars- three successive wars fought between the Persian Empire and the Eastern Roman Empire.
-an inability to define the borders and the relationship between the two empires
-567 'definitive' peace
-Christian worship was to be protected in the Persian Empire, and regulation of trade and diplomatic relations were laid out. • 532 AD Nika Revolt- uprising took place in Constantinople against Justinian
-Constantinople nearly destroyed by fire
-Belisarius ended revolt by killing thirty thousand rioters • 565 A.D. Death of Justinian the Great
-brought end to 38 years of rule as leader of the Byzantine Empire
-he had expanded Empire - North Africa, Middle East, Italy, and Greece.
-he established Justinian's Code • 598 AD 1st monk to be pope, Pope Greogory, Obtains 30 Year Truce
- controlled the civil affairs of Rome and expanded the power of the Church
-also negotiated a 30-year truce with Lombards, insuring the independence of Rome Geography- Arabian Peninsula surrounded by Africa, Asia, and Europe
-Syrian and Sahara Deserts Population- Bedouins
-nomadic Arab peoples who moved their tribes between oases Economy- farming was limited and Arabia depended on trade
-Trade towns emerged Mecca- large trade town
-located near Red Sea
-became hometown of Islam Kaaba ancient building that was considered sacred
contained idols of local gods
showed polytheistic beliefs of Arabs
still draws religious pilgrimages Foundations of Islam Muhammad- born in 570 A.D.
-610 - received 1st revelation from angel Gabriel in cave of Hira: marked the beginning of Islam Muhammad spread Islamic ideas throughout Mecca Muhammad had to leave Mecca
-due to the death of his uncle, Abu Bakr, who protected him from polytheistic Arab officials
-traveled to Medina, his journey is now known as Hegira Due to Mecca's location, Muhammad was influenced by the ideas of Christians and Jews to spread his own monotheistic religion. Islamic influences led to the disregard of polytheistic beliefs, and many more people turned to a monotheistic way of life. Muhammad's influence in Arabia now makes people associate Arabia with the Islamic religion. understand the events taking place during the rise of the Islamic faith. know why Mecca was an ideal place and in the perfect location for the development of Islam. explain what impact the development of Islam has on the world today. “500-600 AD.” History Central (i). MultiEducator, Inc, 1996. Web. 8 November
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