Primary Sources Evaluation Answer briefly the following three questions for each one of the twelve primary sources assigned. Each primary source evaluation is worth 2 points for a total of 24 points.
A. Why do you think the author wrote this document and what is the intended audience?
B. What are the main points of the document? (Summarize each in one sentence. You must go beyond the summary provided at the beginning of the source.) (Use bullet points.)
C. How might this source support an argument found in one of our texts?
1. Ibn Ishaq (d. c. 773 CE): Selections from the Life of Muhammad
2. The Qur’an: The Women: From Surah’s 2 and 4, [At Internet Archive, from CCNY]
3. Muhammad: Last Sermon
4. Constitution of Medina, 622 C.E.
5. Al-Baladhuri: The Battle of The Yarmuk and After, 636 CE
6. The Pact of Umar, 7th-9th Century?
7. Accounts of the Arab Conquest of Egypt, 642 CE.
8. Ibn Abd-el-Hakem: The Islamic Conquest of Spain.
9. Arabs, Franks, and the Battle of Poitiers (Tours): Three Accounts, 732 CE.
10. An Arab Ambassador in Constantinople, (late 10th Century CE).
11. Ibn-Miskawaih: The Experiences of the Nations, c. 980 CE.
12. Yakut: Baghdad Under the Abbasids, c. 1000 CE.