A. Origin and Development of the Arabic-Islamic Cultural Sphere (CT)
In a power vacuum between Byzantium and Persia, the prophet Mohammed founded a new theocratic and militant state on the Arabian peninsula in 622. Within less than a century, it extended from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indus. These conquests were facilitated by mild taxation laws and tolerant religious policies: Jews and Ch…
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Strohmaier, Gotthard (Berlin RWG) and
Toral-Niehoff, Isabel (Freiburg),
“Arabic-Islamic Cultural Sphere, The”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
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