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The Abbasid Caliphate, was the third of the Islamic caliphates to succeed the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The Abbasid dynasty descended from Muhammad's youngest uncle, Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib. They ruled as caliphs, for most of their period from their capital in Baghdad in modern-day Iraq, after taking back authority of the Muslim empire from the Umayyads in 750 CE.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present (2015)

From Ancient Times to the Present by Cynthia Clark Northrup, Jerry H. Bentley, Alfred E. Eckes, Jr, Patrick Manning, Kenneth Pomeranz, Steven Topik

the Abbasid caliphate claimed political authority over an area stretching from the Nile to the Oxus River. Its commercial influence, however, extended far beyond its political boundaries and made a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islam (2009)

by Juan Eduardo Campo

The Abbasid Caliphate was a long-lived Sunni dynasty that ruled the Islamicate empire for five centuries and set the standard for Muslim rulers who came later. It took power in a tremendous revolution in 750 that ended the ...

Google previewThe Penguin Dictionary of Islam (2008)

by Azim Nanji

The Abbasid Caliphate in Equilibrium. Trans. and annotated by C. E. Bosworth. History of al-Tabari, 30. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1989 ——. The War between Brothers.

Google previewConflict and Conquest in the Islamic World: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2011)

A Historical Encyclopedia by Alexander Mikaberidze

The Early Abbasid Caliphate: A Political History. London: Taylor & Francis, 1986. Shaban ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (A-Z Set) (2012)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

The 'Abbasid Caliphate The (Abbasid family started a new line of caliphs. The early (Abbasid caliphs supported trade, the arts, and the sciences. One caliph, called al-Ma'mun, tried to make peace with the Shi'ites but failed. The (Abbasids ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Syria (2013)

by David Commins, David W. Lesch

The Abbasid caliphate represented the pinnacle of Islamic ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Vikings (2003)

by Katherine Holman

The Dictionary _A_ ABBASID CALIPHATE. The Abbasids were an Arab dynasty, descended from al-Abbas, the uncle of the Prophet Mohammed. They displaced the ruling Umayyad dynasty and came to power in the Islamic world around 750, ...

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Abbasid Caliphate Fortress

The Al-Ukhaidir Fortress 45 km southwest of Karbala, Iraq, was a desert castle/palace constructed during the Abbasid Caliphate in the 8th century AD.

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