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FC: AA Block World History: Contributions of the Ottoman Empire Jacklyn Evans English Period 3

1: *The terms Islamic, Arabic, and Muslim are all interchangeable, and refer to the Ottoman Empire. Muslim is used to describe a race, not a religion

2: Islamic Contributions To Art | Due to the fact that Muslims are not aloud to draw their deity, Allah, or their prophet, Muhammad, Islamic art mostly focuses on geometric designs. Mosques are usually filled with brightly colored tiles and beautifully written Arabic text called calligraphy. Calligraphy is taken very seriously in the Islamic culture. Islamic Art is colorful, detailed, and is usually abstract.

3: Islamic Contributions To Architecture: Most of Islam's architecture is inspired by many groups such as the Byzantines, The Romans, and many more. They built most of their buildings out of stone, and often decorated them with reliefs and fresco paintings. Glass was also a popular choice for buildings in Islam. Domes and arches are another characteristic of Muslim architecture

4: Islamic Contributions To Math | Islam contributed greatly to math during the Ottoman Empire. They explained the use of zero, invented a decimal system, and "discovered" algebra. They also designed a number system based on the number of angles in the number. This number system looks almost the same as the modern day American numeral system.

5: Islamic contributions to Science | Islam also made many contributions to science. they invented herbology, surgery, and anatomy. They wrote "Avicenna", a book of medicine, and had hospitals. They also had pharmacies to ensure the welfare of the people.

6: Literature | Part A The poem "unmarked boxes" was not unlike "Spring thoughts", yet they are both different. They both center around nature and personify natural forces. "Unmarked boxes", however, is a more joyous poem than "spring thoughts". "Spring thoughts" seems more symbolic than "Unmarked boxes". They both center on something that is lost. For all their differences, "unmarked boxes" and "spring thoughts" are very alike. | Part B The "Tao Te Ching" and the "Anecdotes and sayings of Saadi" are both teach a way to live. They both seem to value satisfaction with ones life, and humility. The "Tao Te Ching" is focused on a supreme being, while "anecdotes" is not. The "Tao Te Ching" is more a collection of poetry, and "anecdotes" is more like short stories. While similar, "Tao Te Ching" and "Anecdotes and Sayings of Saadi" are very different

7: The greatest thing Islam contributed was tolerance and acceptance. The Muslim religion centers around respect and love for fellow human beings. The Ottoman empire brought in many different cultures and improved many inventions not originally made by Muslims. The religious freedom and acceptance in the Ottoman empire was way before it's time. The Ottoman Empire can be compared to America in its openness and acceptance.

8: Works Cited Hussain, O. "Contributions of the Ottoman Empire." AA Block, Smith JHS, Mesa, AZ., Wednesday, October 28, 2009 "Islamic art and achitecture." Answers.com. 2009. Answers Corporation. 7 November 2009,

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