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ARAB EMPIRE UNDERTHE ABBASIDSChapter 7LESSON SUGGESTIONSPeoples AnalysisAbbasid EmpireConflict AnalysisCrusadesChange AnalysisPosition of women in Abbasid society, India before and after Islamic spreadSocietal ComparisonAbbasid Empire and nomadic groupsDocument AnalysisIbn Khaldun on the Rise and Decline of EmpiresDialectical JournalIslamic cultureInner/Outer CircleIn Depth: Conversion and Accommodation in the Spread of World Religions
Abbasid Dynasty (750-1258 BCE)Referred to as the Golden Age of IslamBroke down distinctions between Arab and non-ArabMuslimsMoved caliphate capital to Baghdad (762 C.E)Became commercial center for trade betweenEurope, Asia, and Africa
Abbasid Dynasty (750-1258 BCE)GovernmentCaliph became more of a king than a spiritualleaderDiwan – council for advising caliph (didnot speak directly with leader)Vizier – Prime Minister of the diwan
Abbasid Dynasty (750-1258 BCE)Important rulers (Caliphs)Abu al- Abbas – founder of the AbbasidHarun al-Rashid (r.786-809 C.E.) – moveddynasty in “Golden Age”Al-Ma’mun (r.813-833 C.E.) – built astronomyobservatory in Baghdad and establishedfoundation to translate classical Greekworks
Golden Age of IslamSocietyConsidered the most egalitarian of its timeIdeal citizens – judges, merchants, and gov’tofficials v. warriorsSlavery was widespread – could not beMuslim. Most slaves served in the army
Golden Age of IslamCultureArabs considered the heirs to remainingGreco-Roman cultureGreek, Syrian, and Persian scientific andphilosophical works were translated intoArabic and eventually found their wayback to EuropeArabic became an international language

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Term
Fall
Professor
Charles Montgomery
Tags
Arabic, World History, Islam, Crusades, Chapter 7, Quran, Arab, Ch 7, Abbasid, Caliphate, Baghdad, Vizier, Umayyad, Seljuik, Seljuk

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