most famous of Abbassid Caliphs; renowned for costly living; death led to civil wars' over succession
Regional splinter dynasty of the mid-10th century; invaded and captured Baghdad; ruled abbassid dynasty under the name of sultan; abbassids were their figureheads
nomadic invaders from central asia via persia
series of military adventures intitially launched by western christians to free holy land from Muslims
Muslim leader in the last decades of the 12th century; reconquered moste crusader out-posts for Islam
persian poetry consisting of 4 quatrains
Wrote many books and studied the Quran and Islamic law intently
orthodox religious scholors within islam
Brilliant islamic theologian; struggled to fuse Greek and Quranic traditions; not entirely accepted by Ulama
mystics within islam; responsible for expansion of Islam to SE asia
Central Asia nomadic peoples
Characters 0-9 in general european use since 12th century
Emporer of Northern India; Buddhist convert in Hindu Era
Buddhist word meaning awareness or skillfull attentivness
hindu groups dedicated to gods and goddesses
portuguese factory or fortified trade town located on the tip of malayan peninsula
the arabic word for western north africa
christian kingdom thta developed in highlands of eastern africa under the dynasty of king lalaibela
the extensive grassland belt at the southern edge of the sahara
Mansa Krankan Musa
emperor of Mali during the 14th century
professional oral historians who served as keepers of traditions and advisors to kings within Mali empire
port city of mali
East africa trading Post
trading post in east africa
Arabic traveler who described African societies and cultures in his travel records
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