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Ch 11: Chapter 11: The Muslim World (622 - 1629)

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This chapter of the Prentice Hall World History Connections to Today Volume 1 companion course covers all of the information in The Muslim World chapter of the textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about religion, scholarly growth, and the accomplishments of different empires.

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  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in The Muslim World chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the spiritual, academic, and political concepts you need to learn or review.
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  • If you need additional help, re-watch the videos until you've mastered the material, or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the world history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Sharia Law and the Quran
  • The Islamic faith structure and the five pillars
  • Comparative analysis of Scripture from Islam, Judaism, and Christianity
  • The Caliphates and how the religion of Islam was spread
  • Muslim advances in the fields of art, medicine, literature, and science
  • India's influence on Islamic expansion
  • The Ottoman Empire and Suleiman
  • Persia's Golden Age during the Safavid Empire

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8 Lessons in Chapter 11: Chapter 11: The Muslim World (622 - 1629)
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Mohammed and the Birth of Islam

1. Mohammed and the Birth of Islam

Out of the deserts of Arabia would come a man who would change the world. He was Mohammed, founder of the religion of Islam, and this lesson serves as a brief summary of his life and the founding of the religion of Islam.

Five Pillars of the Islamic Faith: Overview, the Quran & Sharia Law

2. Five Pillars of the Islamic Faith: Overview, the Quran & Sharia Law

The Five Pillars of Islam are the foundation of the world's second largest faith. They are characterized by a simplicity that encourages peaceful cooperation between people, which is one reason for the religion's widespread devotion. This lesson will detail each of the five and show how they relate to the daily lives of practicing Muslims.

People of the Book: Comparing Judaism, Christianity and Islam

3. People of the Book: Comparing Judaism, Christianity and Islam

The religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are often seen as competing doctrines and faiths by observers and adherents. Yet, a summary investigation of their doctrines illustrates they have much in common. This lesson will examine these similarities in greater detail.

The Spread of Islam and the Progress of the Caliphates

4. The Spread of Islam and the Progress of the Caliphates

After the death of Mohammed, Islam continued to spread through Arabia, the Middle East and Africa. This lesson is an overview of Islam's progress from the faith of Mecca to a faith for all the world.

Muslim Learning: Scientific, Artistic, Medical & Literary Accomplishments

5. Muslim Learning: Scientific, Artistic, Medical & Literary Accomplishments

The Abbasid caliphate (750-1258 CE) oversaw the Golden Age of Islam. Learn about the accomplishments of Muslim scholars in art, literature, science, medicine and mathematics during this time.

Islamic Expansion & Influence in India

6. Islamic Expansion & Influence in India

While Islam would never manage to convert more than a small percentage of India's population, it would have a considerable impact on the history of India, as well as the development of culture in the subcontinent.

Suleiman and the Ottoman Empire: History, Culture & Exploits

7. Suleiman and the Ottoman Empire: History, Culture & Exploits

This lesson will focus on Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Empire. It will highlight his conquests of Eastern Europe and his wars with the Habsburg Dynasty. It will also discuss the cultural advancements of his rule.

The Safavid Empire & the Golden Age of Persia

8. The Safavid Empire & the Golden Age of Persia

The Safavid Empire was responsible for one of Persia's golden ages in terms of power and culture. In this lesson, we'll explore this time period and see what legacies it left behind.

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