Step 11 The Golden Age of Islam and the End of the Empire

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The Abbasid Empire came after the Umayyad Empire and lasted from 750 to 1258 AD. The first caliph moved the capital from Damascus to Baghdad in Mesopotamia, where his friends were and also where he could find support. The Abbasids stayed in power because of good communication and a strong army. The Abbasid Empire absorbed many different cultures, especially Persia’s, because lots of people came from there and the Arab culture did not dominate like it used to. Baghdad had good economy such as taxes, trade, and manufacturing (leather goods, textile or cloth, paper, and metalwork) along with their natural resources: gold, silver, and pearl. The pearls were considered more valuable since it was rare and only found in the Persian Gulf. With all of these goods came wealth, allowing the citizens to play and entertain others. Games they played include polo and chess from Persia, banquets and falconry. Near 1000 AD, Turks and Mongols invaded the Abbasid trade routes.
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