Islamic History and Culture CSS Paper II 2002

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS

IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2002.

ISLAMIC HISTORY AND CULTURE, PAPER – II

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100

Note: Attempt any FIVE questions in all, including Question No. 8 which is COMPULSORY. Ail questions carry EQUAL marks.

1- Analyze the character of Abdul Rahman III as a man. an administrator and a patron of art and literature.

2. “After the fall of Cordova. Chivalry founded a congenial home at Granada where it attained its highest development.” Elaborate this statement and discuss the Mediaeval concept ofChivalry.

3. Describe some philosophical and political writings in Anadalus.

4. “Spain was the torch of Europe. The Arzos were the bringers of light to Mediaeval Europe.” Elucidate.

5. “The fine arts not neglected and the Spanish Arabs excelled their Christian neighbours both in sculpture and,painting.” Discuss.

6. Discuss the contribution of the Muslims in the filed of pottery and calligraphy.

7. Write shorUiotes on any TWO of the following:
(a) Ziryab the musician (b) Battle of Zallaqa (c) ALGENERALIFFE (d) Battle of Ain Jallut (e) University of Cordova

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