World history | His233 | National University

Topic 2 Required Reading

Kevin Reilly, The Human Journey, Chapter 4Website: From Arab To Islamic Empire: The Early Abbasid Era –

Website: The Abbasids, Zenith of Islamic Civilization –

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Website: Islamic Culture – 

Primary Sources:Website: Baghdad under the Abbasids, c. 1000 CE –

Discussion Prompts:

After reading Chapter 4 and the material at the websites, and viewing the video, please make a 300-word initial post that answers the following questions about the primary sources:Examine the architectural images at

The buildings are three-dimensional primary sources created by the inhabitants of the Abbasid and Umayyad empires. What do they reveal or confirm about the Abbasid Empire? How do they compare to the contemporary description of Baghdad in “Baghdad under the Abbasids, c. 1000 CE” at

What do you see as the strengths and limitations of each kind of primary source (three dimensional structures and written document) for historical research?  

***Do not plagiarized or used wikipedia*** 

I will check in plagscan once done and also my prof runs it on turnitin.