The Marwanids Caliphate, 439 08

The Marwanids Caliphate, 439 08 - History 439 Lecture...

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History 439 Lecture Outline: The Marwânid Caliphate Review: from Abû Bakr to `Uthman: the conquest state and its consequences for the conquering Arabs and the conquered peoples. Preview: The development of a distinctively Islamic style -The origins of the Umayyad dynasty -Capital moved to Damascus -Mu`awiya’s character and political style -First Caliph to rule from a palace -Courtly culture -First occasion of dynastic rule: Yazid ibn Mu`awiya designated as successor, oath of allegiance to him required -Relations with garrison: Mu`awiya worked with and through tribal leadership while he tried to balance them with his own “new men”: Ziyad ibn Abih i. -The Second Fitna (680-692) -The revolt of the “Muslim aristocracy” of the Hijaz against Yazid -The death of al-Husay n ibn`Ali ibn Abi Talib, grandson of the Prophet, at Karbala, 10 Muharram, AH 61; 10 October, 680 -Husayn had refused to revolt against Mu`awiya; but also refused to take the oath to Yazid. -Invited by Kufans, his party slaughtered at Karbala by Yazid’s troops.
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course HIST 439 taught by Professor Chamberlain during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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The Marwanids Caliphate, 439 08 - History 439 Lecture...

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