The religion of Islam burst onto the world stage and soon covered a vast region stretching from Spain in the west to India in the east.
How did this amazing event come about?
What happened to the societies and cultures conquered by the Muslim armies?
Why did these conquests suddenly come to a halt?
A sequence of maps clearly illustrates the beginnings of Islam at the time of Mohammed, and lets users see its expansion through the next 100 years, to the height of the Islamic empire (the "Caliphate").
Information linked to the maps outlines the career of Mohammed; the huge challenges he and his followers faced and how they dealt with them; the military campaigns against the great empires of the day; the stresses and strains that the leaders of the new religion confronted; the impacts on the conquered peoples; and the obstacles which prevented further conquests.
This app is ideal for students aged 11-16 studying this era. It is also for anyone who knows little or nothing about how Islam, one of the great religions of the modern world, first arose, and wants to find out more.
Full teaching guidance is given for using the app with different age and ability levels. Appropriate suggestions for student activities are included.
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