Unit 2 – Table of contents

  1. MUHAMMED AND THE ORIGINS OF ISLAM.
    • The origins and spread of Islam.
    • Muhammad, prophet of Islam.
    • Muslim religion.
  2. THE EVOLUTION OF THE ISLAMIC CALIPHATES
    • The Orthodox Caliphate (632-661)
    • The Umayyad Caliphate (661-750)
    • The Abbasid Caliphate (750-1258)
  3. ISLAM IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA: AL-ANDALUS
    • The Conquest (711-718)
    • The Dependent Emirate (718-756)
    • The Independent Emirate (756-929)
    • The Caliphate of Córdoba (929-1031)
    • Taifa Kingdoms (1031-1085)
    • North-African dynasties (1085-1212)
    • Last taifas and Nasrid Kingdom of Granada (1212-1492)
  4. THE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ORGANISATION OF THE CALIPHATES AND AL-ANDALUS.
    • Political organisation.
    • Economic activities.
    • Social organisation.
    • Cities and housing.
    • Islamic culture.
  5. ISLAMIC ART.
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Unit 2 – Newspaper Frontpage Project

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The possible dates for this project are:

  • 750 – End of the Umayyad dynasty.
  • 756 – Abd ar-Rahman I proclaims the independence of al-Andalus (Independent Emirate).
  • 929 – Abd ar-Rahman III proclaims the Caliphate of Córdoba.
  • 1002 – Death of al-Mansur.
  • 1031 – Taifa kingdoms.
  • 1085 – Toledo is conquered by the Christians.
  • 1238 – Foundation of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada by Muhammad ibn Nars.
  • 1258 – The Mongols sack Baghdad.

Download a copy of the frontpage model for completing it:

Newspaper frontpage – Islam (MODEL).