Map 3

Map number 3: shows the expansion of Islam. Mohammedans had started their conquests by 632. This map shows the extent of their holdings in 750. The eastern portion of the Roman Empire had just lost another one third of its area and henceforth would have just those parts that are shaded on the map. This map is an outline of the area just a few years before the Papacy got its first temporal holdings.

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