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Study rise of Islam as a religion, trade routes between Asia and Europe. Life and teachings of Mohammed and influence on Islamic way of life... Contributions of Islamic scholars, and preservation of Greek learning. Centers of Muslim learning at Baghdad and Cordoba. Study Jewish civilization in Cordoba. Rise of religious mysticism in Islam, including flourishing of poetry and literature. Spread of Islam to Turkey, rise of Ottoman Empire and expansion into Christian Europe. Look at social structure of Ottoman Empire, including role of women. Study geographic conditions that facilitated the expansion of Islam through the Middle East, as far as Spain, sub-Saharan Africa, Persia, India and Indonesia. --Emily Odza


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