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Muslim Achievements. The Islamic Golden Age 800-1258. Arabic vs. Roman numbers. Mathematics Notes. Mathematics Borrowed and improved ideas from Greeks, Egyptians, Indians. Al- jabr = ALGEBRA! Number system (and the number 0) from India. Art and Design Notes. Art = patterns

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mathematics notes
Mathematics Notes
  • Mathematics
    • Borrowed and improved ideas from Greeks, Egyptians, Indians
  • Al-jabr = ALGEBRA!
  • Number system (and the number 0) from India
art and design notes
Art and Design Notes
  • Art = patterns
    • No human form (distracted from the faith)
  • Geometricdesigns
    • repeating patterns using lines & shapes
  • Calligraphy
    • “fancy” handwriting
  • Arabesque
    • vines intertwined
science and technology notes
Science and Technology Notes
  • Qanat system
    • underground system for carrying water
  • Scientific Method
    • developed by Muslim scholars to find answers to questions
  • Papermaking
    • borrowed from Chinese & improved upon by Muslims
  • Science and Technology
astronomy notes
Astronomy Notes
  • Astrolabe
    • Tool used to tell time AND location
  • Mapped solar system
  • Earth = Round
  • Astronomy
    • The study of planets and stars
    • Borrowed and added to others’ ideas
compare contrast the two poems below
Compare & contrast the two poems below.

A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,

A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread – and Thou

Beside me singing in the wilderness –

O, Wilderness were Paradise enow

Book of Verses: book of poetry

Bough: tree branch

Thou: you

Enow: enough

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,

Moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit,

Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,

Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.

Writ: written

Piety: goodness & devotion

Wit: cleverness or intelligence

Lure: to tempt or attract

literature notes
Literature Notes
  • Poetry/Literature
  • Bookmaking
  • Omar Khayyam
    • Persian poet and scholar
  • The Thousand and One Nights
    • Tales of Arabian adventures
  • Paper making = More books = More knowledge
medicine notes
Medicine Notes
  • Medicine
  • Hospitals
    • Apprentice  Doctor
    • Treated the poor too
  • Medical Encyclopedias
    • Bone setting, anesthesia, surgery, dentistry, even lovesickness
arabia and africa booklet grapes to help you study
Arabia and Africa Booklet (GRAPES to help you study!)

Table of Contents

Arabia

G--------------------1

R--------------------3

A--------------------5

P--------------------7

E-------------------11

S------------------13

Africa

Ghana----------15

Mali--------------17

Glossary-------19