Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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34: Mon, Jan 15, 2018
Please read the chapter and take the quiz by midnight on Sun, Jan 14, 2018.
Please also post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:
The area of the world where Islam first came into existence has (and had) very few material resources, but it was a crossroads of world cultures and a convergence of multiple civilizations. At its inception, and later as it expanded into the wider world, Islam encountered and either suppressed or assimilated elements of an ever-widening range of cultures. How did Islam exploit rather than destroying what it conquered? How did it manage to support the surprisingly wide range of diversity it did? You may want to consider in particular:
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