This period began the spread of Christianity to the Americas. The Roman Catholic Church established missions, stretching from Mexico and the Southwest region of what is today the United States down south as far as Argentina and Chile.
Published on Saturday, 29 December Civilizations were altered without being fully drawn into a single Islamic statement. A similar pattern developed in sub-Saharan Africa, as Islam provided new influences and contacts without amalgamating African culture as a whole to the Middle Eastern core.
New religious, economic, and political patterns developed in relation to the Islamic surge, but great diversity remained. Africa below the Sahara was never totally isolated from the centers of civilization in Egypt, west Asia, or the Mediterranean, but for long periods the contacts were difficult and intermittent.
During the ascendancy of Rome, sub-Saharan Africa like northern Europe was on the periphery of the major centers of civilization. After the fall of Rome, the civilizations of Byzantium and the Islamic world provided a link between the civilizations of the Middle East and the Mediterranean as well as the areas, such as northern Europe and Africa, on their frontiers.
In Africa, between roughly A. A number of social, religious, and technological changes took place that influenced many of the different peoples throughout the vast and varied continent. Chief among these changes was the arrival of the followers of the Prophet Muhammad.
The spread of Islam across much of the northern third of Africa produced profound effects on both those who converted and those who resisted the new faith. Islamization also served to link Muslim Africa even more closely to the outside world through trade, religion, and politics. Trade and long-distance commerce, in fact, was carried out in many parts of the continent and linked regions beyond the orbit of Muslim penetration.
Until abouthowever, Islam provided the major external contact between sub-Saharan Africa and the world.
State building took place in many areas of the continent under a variety of conditions. West Africa, for example, experienced both the cultural influence of Islam and its own internal dynamic of state building and civilizational developments that produced, in some places, great artistic accomplishments.
The formation of some powerful states, such as Mali and Songhay, depended more on military power and dynastic alliances than on ethnic or cultural unity. In this aspect and in the process of state formation itself, Africa paralleled the roughly contemporaneous developments of western Europe.
The development of city-states, with strong merchant communities in West Africa and on the Indian Ocean coast of East Africa, bore certain similarities to the urban developments of Italy and Germany in this period. However, disparities between the technologies and ideologies of Europeans and Africans by the end of this period also created marked differences in the way in which their societies developed.
The arrival of western Europeans - the Portuguese - in the 15th century set in motion a series of exchanges that would draw Africans increasingly into the world economy and create a new set of relationships that would characterize African development for centuries to come.
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Northern Africa and the East African coast became increasingly incorporated into the Arab Muslim world, but even other parts of the continent reflected the power of Islamic thought and institutions.continuities and changes in the cultures of the Mediterranean region during the period circa C.E.
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The first major change in the Islamic world from to CE was around CE when Islam was created, a religious combination of Jewish, Christian, and Arabic faiths.
Transcript of Continuity and change of impact of religion on Western Europe Thesis Religion in Western Europe has always played a major role within society in all time periods but has changed what major role it plays depending on the needs of the society.
New Empires and Common Cultures, – CE. Chapter Study Outline Islam flipped the pattern set by Christianity and Buddhism.
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The main changes were 1st its name, it renamed itself as the Byzantine empire. 2nd, was the revision of the Roman laws into the so-called Justinian code. 3rd is the rise of the new type of architecture that differ much from the old Roman, it blended the eastern arab and .
Christianity itself has evolved over the centuries. In order to survive it has had to change and adapt. Many religions and many branches of Christianity have become extinct over the centuries.