Created administrative districts and appointed

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Unformatted text preview: ation of the Umayyad Dynasty Umayyad Caliphate (661 - 750) • Mu’awiya I was the first Caliph of the Umayyad Dynasty • Capital:Damascus • Conquiered: North Aftica, Spain and Central Asia • Political reorganization of the Islamic Empire (in more secular ways than religious). Created Administrative Districts and Appointed Governors. Sought to utilize the nomads and subjugate them through conscription • Mu’awiya named son yazid as caliph • • • • • • • • battle of Karbala – marked seperation forever of Shia vs. sunni Shi’ias celebrate this every day Ummayad dynasty – more about expansion, not about administrative stuff Byzantine province of Africa north Africa became an arab base during the Umayyad Dynasty Ancient city of carthage –arabs first raided in 678...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2014 for the course HIST 160 taught by Professor Agoston during the Fall '08 term at Georgetown.

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