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Lisahistory: The Early Middle Ages

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Lecture on the Early Middle Ages by Professor Lisa M. Lane, MiraCosta College. CC 2008. (Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike licensed.)

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Lisahistory: The Early Middle Ages

  1. 1. The Early Middle Ages Lisa M. Lane History 103
  2. 2. Islam <ul><li>Pre-Roman trade routes </li></ul>Ancient Arabia
  3. 3. Muhammed (d. 632) <ul><li>Quraysh tribe </li></ul><ul><li>Merchants and Bedouins </li></ul><ul><li>Recite! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Five Pillars of Islam <ul><li>Shahadataan: Declaration of Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Salaah: prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Sawm: fasting </li></ul><ul><li>Zakaah: charity </li></ul><ul><li>Hajj: pilgrimage </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sacred Texts of Monotheism <ul><li>History of the Covenant between God and the Jews </li></ul>Gospel of Jesus Christ Recitation of God to Muhammed
  6. 6. The Biblical Geneology http://www.foundationsforfreedom.net/References/OT/Pentateuch/Genesis/10Abraham/Genesis15_Means_Faith.html
  7. 7. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/shepherd_1911/shepherd-c-057.jpg
  8. 8. The Cross-Cultural Ninth Century <ul><li>Abbassid Caliphate </li></ul><ul><li>Viking Invasions </li></ul><ul><li>Byzantium and Russia </li></ul>Invasions: from the N: Vikings E: Magyars S: Saracens http://www.coloradocollege.edu/Dept/HY/Ashley/hy105/Map_-_Viking_Islam__Magyar_Invasions_to_11C.JPG
  9. 9. Abbassid Caliphate <ul><li> mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Ibn Sina (Avicenna) and Aristotle’s works </li></ul><ul><li>astronomy and the astrolabe: the first computer, a “tool of the devil” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Viking invasions
  11. 11. Byzantium and Russia St Cyril, c. 860

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