The Islamic golden age is a very interesting time-period! Muslim societies in the middle east were known for their advanced technology and culture. They were very intellectual and prized knowledge. They are credited for re-discovering and translating ancient Greek documents like Aristotle’s work among others. and built on the ancient works! They are also known for their medical practices, which were very advanced at the time. They had sutures, different types of medicines and detailed anatomy books! Astronomy was big there too, and they built observatories to look at the stars and planets. Higher math was big there also, as they studied algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus! They conquered many places, but assimilated those culture’s knowledge into their own knowledge base. They were mostly tolerant toward “people of the book” (Christians and Jews) with some exceptions. Trade routes were also established to exchanges goods and ideas. Europeans who came there brought back knowledge and inventions gained over there!