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also Ab·bas·sid  (ə-băs′ĭd′, ăb′ə-sĭd′) or Ab·bas·ide (ə-băs′īd′, ăb′ə-sīd′)
An Arabic dynasty (750-1258) that expanded the Muslim empire. It was named for al-Abbas (566?-652), paternal uncle of the prophet Muhammad.


(ˈæbəˌsɪd; əˈbæsɪd)
a. any caliph of the dynasty that ruled the Muslim empire from Baghdad (750–1258) and claimed descent from Abbas, uncle of Mohammed
b. (as modifier): the Abbasid dynasty.


(əˈbæs ɪd, ˈæb ə sɪd)

a member of a dynasty of caliphs ruling most of the Islamic world from Baghdad, a.d. 750–1258, and claiming descent from Abbas, uncle of Muhammad.
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The material is grouped in chapters on Arab writing on the conquest of the Mediterranean, the silences of the sea: the Abbasid jihad, Muslim center of the western Mediterranean: Islam without the Abbasids, the Mediterranean of the two empires, the maritime awakening of the Muslim west, and whether the maritime imperialism of the caliphs in the 10th century marked the end of jihad.
After taking Kufa, he force the Abbasids to pay large sums of money in for him to leave the town in peace.
He thereby left only a much weaker subordinate sultan in Iraq and western Iran, which meant that the Abbasids had much greater scope of action.
A study of the early history of Islamic state reveals that the Abbasids were the first dynasty who paid full attention to the establishment and development of state institutions as never before.
In his new book, he draws on what he knows well to tell us about the origins of the caliphate: about its articulation under the Umayyads of Damascus and the Abbasids of Baghdad, and about its subsequent history in Fatimid Egypt, in Umayyad and Almohad Iberia, and under the Mamluks of Cairo and the Ottomans of Constantinople.
Yet another imperial capital was created, this one for the Islamic Empire, in today's Iraq, in Baghdad, where the Abbasids moved in 762 while keeping control of Damascus and Syria.
Abbasid caliphs followed the Sassanid and Sasanian influences are obvious in political, social and many affairs of life of Abbasids.
The overthrow of the first Muslim dynasty, the staunchly anti-Shiite Umayyads, in the year 750, by the Abbasids, who traced their lineage to the Prophet Mohammad's uncle, raised hopes, albeit short-lived, of a Sunni-Shiite rapprochement.
Fatimids, who challenged Abbasids, ruled Eygpt and the remnants of Umayyads who survived Abbasid persecution in Iraq were established far away in Spain.
It reminded of old war of Umayyads, Abbasids and new war of world powers and Mideast against Shi'ite Hussainiat
On the other hand, a number of mortar shells landed in the vicinity of the Abbasids in Damascus with no information about casualties.
The ancient panels belong to the Abbasids dome in the Sayda Nefisa neighbourhood, and date back to the 13 th century.