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The House of Islam

Lecture no. 12 from the course: The Early Middle Ages

 The House of Islam

Taught by Professor Philip Daileader | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

An emerging Arab Empire conquers the Persian Empire, large sections of the Byzantine empire, and even parts of continental Europe, including most of the Iberian peninsula. But an Arab raiding party's insignificant defeat provides the key moment in the ascent of Europe's next great dynasty.

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b********t
March 20, 2018

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a********m
February 9, 2018
Could have included more information about Muhammad's military career in Medina and his doctrine of conquest as a basis for the Theory of Jihad. I am also skeptical of the use of "raiding party" to describe the Muslim forces at Poitiers (Tours). Most estimates put the Muslims at 20,000-80,000 and the Franks at closer to 15,000. So you are claiming a Muslim "raiding party" of tens of thousands was defeated by a Frankish "army" which was most likely smaller. This is a bit disingenuous. Good course otherwise.

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p********m
February 8, 2018

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