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Humanities- Ancient Near East & Early Islam: Home

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Abbasid Coin

Abbasid gold dinar, minted in 750


Paper Topics

The leadership of Saladin in the Second Crusade
The development of the Sumerian irrigation system
The emergence of the hadith and its significance for women in early Islamic society
The battle of Tours
The construction of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad
Scientific and medical advancements in ninth and tenth-century Persia (or Al-Andalus)
Bedouin culture and the development of cities in the Arabian peninsula
The emergence of the caliphate after Muhammad’s death
Muhammad’s Hijrah to the town of Yathrib (Medina)
The legal Code of Hammurabi
The Shi’a rejection of Umayyad rule
The introduction of a single currency under the Abbasid Caliphate