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By: Sharon Westerholm LVHS. Contributions of SW Asia & North Africa. Keep in mind…. Many of these contributions did not come directly from Arabs or Muslims, Arabic was the “official language of learning”.

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keep in mind
Keep in mind…
  • Many of these contributions did not come directly from Arabs or Muslims, Arabic was the “official language of learning”.
  • Rich heritage of intellectual thought includes contributions of many ethnicities & cultures of SW Asia & N. Africa.
islamic empire
Islamic Empire
  • Flourished from 7th century to 13th century AD
  • Known as the “Arab age of Enlightenment”
  • Through trade, wars, & conquests other parts of the world were expose to the ideas and philosophy of the Arab world.
contributions made to
Contributions made to…
  • Arts
  • Sciences (math, geography)
  • Literature
  • Medicines
  • Music
  • Food productions
  • Language
  • Cosmetics
  • Misc. items such as candy, checkers, bowling, beds, chairs, mirrors. Glass
more contributions
More contributions…
  • 3 major & lasting institutions strictly of Arab origin…”university, observatory, & hospital”.
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How?
  • Arabic scholars translated Greek, Persian & other scientific texts into Arabic
  • Combining this knowledge with Arab scientific inquiry of the times
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