The lined portion of the map above indicates areas at the beginning of the ninth century C.E. included within the
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- Map questions often test your understanding of both geographical and chronological data. Pay close attention to the information provided on the map and in the question. The shaded area on the map includes Spain, North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and Persia (Iran). As you are told in the question, the time-period to focus on is the beginning of the ninth century (around 800 C.E.). The list of possible answers includes five political and/or religious entities. Identify which one was dominant in the indicated area during the indicated time-period.
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Holy Roman Empire
The Islamic world came into existence in the Arabian Peninsula in the seventh century and it rapidly expanded geographically into North Africa, Asia, and Spain during the seventh and eighth centuries.