2.1.1 Geographies and Horizons Video


As Islam spread, it encountered and engaged different cultures. The great thinkers of the tradition emerged from these distinct communities, weaving historical and contemporaneous intellectual currents into Islamic classical thought and aesthetics.

Guiding Questions:
  1. How do we define tradition? What does it include?
  2. How is tradition shaped?
  3. What influenced early Islamic thought?
  4. Choose a city described in the video. What cultures and traditions converged there?


Thumbnail: Selimiye Mosque, Dome by Wikimedia Commons user Stylommatophora. CC BY 4.0.