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Unformatted text preview: by 710 arab armies had taken Tangiers before muslim invasion, the irerian peninsula had been a christain territory. The • area was plagued by internal strife, internal weaknesses. gibralter from gibal “mountain” oranization with Spanish defenders proved to be downfall Muslims set up new capital at Andalus in Spain The Abbasid Caliphate (750 – 1258) • The Abbasids did not simply take over power from the Umayyad; they also made significant changes to the Umayyad system of givernment and it’s presentation of religious issues. • The Abbasids remained in power for 500 years and when their dynasty finally ended in 1258, it was because of the Mongo invasion, not internal revolution. This longevity speaks well of the bbasid syste, of givernemnt, particularly in terms of its ability to accept the developmet of separate, regional dynasties...
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