In the early 7th century, the Sassanid Dynasty of Persia launched a large assault on the Eastern Roman Empire with the hope of finally triumphing over its ancient enemy. Having failed be the 620s, both sides wehre exhausted. Ceasing the opportunity of both empires and spread their new religion, Islam, from Hispania in the west to the Indus in the east. The expansion would finally be halted by 800 at the hands of the Franks in Europe and Pratiharas in India.
 
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“Maps are like campfires – everyone gathers around them, because they allow people to understand complex issues at a glance, and find agreement about how to help the land.”