World History Unit 1.2

0.0(0) Reviews
Report Flashcard set

Spaced Repetition

Scientifically backed study method

spaced repetition


Review terms and definitions



Study with MC, T/F, and other questions


Practice Test

Take a test on your terms and definitions



16 Terms
😃 Not studied yet (16)
Abbasid Caliphate
had a golden age for Islam & helped establish Silk Road trade and Trans-Saharan Trade
a world center for learning, capital of the abbasid empire
sunni and shia
the two branches Islam split into, based on who would be Muhammad's successor
Islam Golden Age
Islam scholars followed Muhammad's quest for knowledge, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi was a scholar who helped with advances in mathematics, 'A'ishah al Ba'uniyyah helped with advances in literature, also advances in medicine contributed to the Golden Age
the study of the Quaran to find truths they couldn't through learning, believed they would get closer to God with prayer, fasting, and simplicity
How were merchants viewed in Islam?
more prestigious than Europe or Asia, helped fuel vast trade between and across the Arab world which caused great wealth
slavery of Muslims
Muslims couldn't enslave other Muslims, but slavery of others conquered was allowed, caused conquered people to convert to Islam
women's rights in Islam
Muslim women generally had more rights than Christian or Jewish women, partly because they were in a golden age
part of the umayyad dynasty in Spain, remained under Muslim rule and was a melting pot of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim culture at Al-Andalus
Mamluk Sultanate
from Egypt, rose up and took over the Abbasid Caliphate, political unit that was established by the Mamluks
Challenges in Islam
Seljuk Turks from Central Asia challenge Abbasid rule, Crusaders from Europe arrive to take control of Jerusalem from Muslims, Mongols threaten from Central Asia
House of Wisdom
in Baghdad, Muslim scholars excelled in literature, math, and science, translated works from Greek, studied math from India, learned paper making from China**
Islamic knowledge spread
laid the groundwork for the Renaissance and Scientific revolution by sharing their knowledge to the Europeans
the ruler of a Muslim country
largest land-based empire in history that ended Seljuk rule, stopped in Egypt by the Mamluks
Arab prophet who founded Islam