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Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators - The "Golden Age" of Islam

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teachers who want to introduce the "Golden Age" of Islam into their school curriculum. The module focuses on the background and areas of achievement of classical Islamic civilization from 610 to 1258 CE. It includes introductory essays, as well as the following essays:

"What Happened to Islamic Civilization after the Golden Age of Islam?"

"Muslim Theology and "Book-Culture" in Early Islamic Society"

"What are the Most Important and Famous Monuments That Were Produced in the Golden Age of Islamic Civilization?"

"Did Islam Spread by the Sword in the Golden Age of Islamic Civilization?"


The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago
Wadad Kadi
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