Culture of the Islamic World (Ancient Cultures and Civilizations)
Islam is one of the world's major religions, and in ancient times, the Islamic world was one of the world's major societies. This title provides a sweeping look at the important contributions people of the Islamic world made to learning, architecture, trade, the military, and religion. Readers will learn about the "birth" of Islam through the height of Islamic rule, life in the Ottoman Empire, and the culture's decline. Coverage of architecture, education, class structure, trade, and the role of men and women supports elementary social studies curricula. Readers will walk away with an understanding of daily life in the culture, as well as its long-standing legacy.
This six-volume series by PowerKids Press is designed to provide students with a basic overview of some of the lesser-known cultures from the ancient world. Books include information on various pertinent topics such as the origin of each region; political, cultural, and religious aspects; and famous figures and achievements. Each volume contains several helpful full-color photos and maps, and the text material is written in a manner that most young students will find attractive. A handy glossary of terms and recommended reading is also included in the back of each non-consumable book. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Mike