Welcome to The Islamic World to 1600 Tutorial, a multimedia introduction to the first millennium of Islamic history, developed by the Applied History Research Group. It will outline Muslim beliefs and practices, as well as the history of the Islamic world from the 7th to the 17th centuries, including the expansion of the Islamic empires of Asia, Africa, and Europe.
You can navigate this tutorial in one of two ways. It is recommended that you start at the first chapter and follow the arrows at the bottom of each screen to proceed to the next section. Alternately, you can click on one of the chapters in this outline and begin there.
It is also recommended that you read the sections in each chapter in the order in which they are presented, by following the arrows at the bottom of each page. All chapters in this tutorial feature a navigation bar on the left side of the page. The navigation bar lists the sections within that chapter, each of which is an active link. If you choose to jump to a specific section of a chapter, you may do so by clicking directly on the title of that section on the navigation bar.
This tutorial features two types of links.
Gold dots indicate internal links that will take you to a page within this tutorial that provides further information about the main topic. Use the arrow at the bottom of the link page to return to the main page.
Blue dots indicate external links that will take you outside this tutorial to a web site related to the main topic. Use the Back button on your browser's toolbar to return to the tutorial.
This tutorial also features a number of maps. A larger version of some of the maps can be viewed by clicking on the map within the text. To return to the text, use the "Back" button on the browser's toolbar. This will return you to the beginning of the chapter. Scroll forward to return to where you left off.