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The Mediterranean world and the Middle East at the beginning of the 7th century

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Origins of Islam and the Arabo-Muslim Empire

Origins of Islam and the Arabo-Muslim Empire

At the beginning of the 7th century, the Byzantine and Persian Sassanid Empires were weakened by their relentless wars.

On the Arabian peninsula, a new monotheist religion was born: Islam.
It was inspired by the revelation made to the Prophet Muhammad, who was originally from Mecca.

Over the period of a hundred years, Arab warriors conquered an immense empire which stretched from Spain to Central Asia and produced a brilliant civilization.


The early years of the Muslim community

The early years of the Muslim community


The Arab conquests 634-751

The Arab conquests 634-751