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Abbasid Caliphate

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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 (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 early abbasid caliphate (750–1258) is regarded as the golden age of Islamicate civilization. In addition to its wealth and power, the caliphate symbolized the united Muslim community (umma), living proof that despite bloodshed and civil ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the African Diaspora (2008)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture. A-C. Volume 1

Probably the most famous reference to Zanj in history is the famous Zanj Rebellion, a major political and spiritual rebellion of enslaved and free Zanj peoples, allied with other supporters and dispossessed peoples during the Abbasid caliphate ...

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.

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 previewHistorical Dictionary of Syria (2004)

by David Dean Commins

The Abbasid caliphate represented the pinnacle of Islamic ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1914 (2008)

by Carl Cavanagh Hodge

Later, the Shia-controlled Fatimid caliphate, based in Cairo, claimed authority despite the Abbasid caliphate. Time and internecine warfare doomed the rival caliphates until only the Abbasids remained powerful enough to rule. The whole of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1914: A-K (2008)

by Carl Cavanagh Hodge

Later, the Shia-controlled Fatimid caliphate, based in Cairo, claimed authority despite the Abbasid caliphate. Time and internecine warfare doomed the rival caliphates until only the Abbasids remained powerful enough to rule. The whole of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Literature of Empire (2010)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Arab encyclopedist and folklorist During cultural turmoil under the Abbasid caliphate, al-Jahiz, the first Islamic zoologist, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire (2009)

by Ga ́bor A ́goston, Bruce Alan Masters

Abbasid Caliphate The Abbasid Caliphate ruled much of the Muslim world from 750 c.e. until 1258.

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