A Changing Culture

Kari, Jazmine, and Tiffany

The Bringing Together

-Islam had been a religion that appealed mostly only Arabs. But the Abbasids invited all people in the community to join in.

-This attracted people from many different cultures.

-Trade was one way that Islam spead. The exchange helped bring Islam to places like West Africa and Southeast Asia.

Persian Influence

-The Abbasids adopted a persian syle of government that cut them off from the people.

-The caliph (ruler), was hidden behind a screen so that he could not be seen.

-The Abbasids relied on Persian government officials to watch over what is happening.