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Marco Polo and the Mongols

The information below shows Marco Polo’s interaction with the Mongols.   The fact that Marco was not a historian did not stop him offering a long history about the Mongols. He provided a detailed account of the rise of Mongol and Great Khan’s life and empire. He described the ceremonial of a Great Khan’s funeral … Continue reading »

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Mongol Family Tree and Maps

The website below shows the capacity of 3 Khans rule.  The site also shows the descendants of Genghis Khan.  The family tree and maps are similar to the ones shown in the PowerPoint lecture but it cant hurt for the maps to be found in more than one place.  The site allows us to see the … Continue reading »

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Mongolian Weaponry

Mongolian Weapons This is a list of ancient Mongolian weapons created around A.D. 1200 under Genghis Kahn. These weapons were used by both Mongolian horsemen and foot soldiers in battle. These weapons allowed the Mongols to conquer many different civilizations in Asia because of their great military technology of the time. Horses        The Mongolians … Continue reading »

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Ottoman History Podcast

Here is a podcast from an Ottoman History website offering samples of Ottoman classical court music:  Ottoman History Podcast

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Biography of the Prophet Muhammad

Here is a nearly 2 hour documentary offering a full biography of the Prophet Muhammad:

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The History and Philosophy of Representational Art in Islam

This book: There exists a widespread belief that Islam can countenance no representational religious art, that any depiction of religious figures will trip the wire of Newsweek’s “Muslim Rage.” Such a belief is so firmly held in the west that it easily underwrote the government-propagated claim that the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi … Continue reading »

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Muhammad ibn Zakariyā Rāzī

Razi was a scientist from Rey, Persia (near modern-day Tehran, Iran) during the Islamic Golden Age. He made many important contributions to the field of medicine and has been called the Father of Pediatrics. He was the first to produce acids such as sulfuric acid, writing up limited or extensive notes on diseases such as … Continue reading »

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