The round city of Baghdad in the 10th century, the peak of the Abbasid Caliphate. Illustration: Jean Soutif/Science Photo Library

The round city of Baghdad in the 10th century, the peak of the Abbasid Caliphate. Illustration: Jean Soutif/Science Photo Library

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Abbasid Caliphate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Abbasid Caliphate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Abbasid Caliphate were golden coins originated from Central Asia from the 9th century. The coins had writing indicating what each coin had meant on them.

Abbasid Caliphate were golden coins originated from Central Asia from the 9th century. The coins had writing indicating what each coin had meant on them.

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The Abbasid Caliphate was the third of the Islamic caliphates. It was ruled by the Abbasid dynasty of caliphs, who built their capital in Baghdad after overthrowing the Umayyad caliphate from all but the al-Andalus region. Approx 6th - 8th century. AD

The Abbasid Caliphate was the third of the Islamic caliphates. It was ruled by the Abbasid dynasty of caliphs, who built their capital in Baghdad after overthrowing the Umayyad caliphate from all but the al-Andalus region. Approx 6th - 8th century. AD

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Islamic - Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mahdi. AH 159-169 / AD 775-785. AV Dinar

Islamic - Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mahdi. AH 159-169 / AD 775-785. AV Dinar

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Islamic - Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mahdi. AH 159-169 / AD 775-785. AV Dinar.

Islamic - Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mahdi. AH 159-169 / AD 775-785. AV Dinar.

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The Abbasids began to lose their power over the Muslim Empire before the start of the middle of the ninth century. Peasants started to revolt and slavery levels rose. In the thirteenth century, Mongolian invaders weakened the Abbasid Empire even more. Although the politics of the Empire were declining vastly, the civilization of Islam was reaching new high points and expanding greatly.

The Abbasids began to lose their power over the Muslim Empire before the start of the middle of the ninth century. Peasants started to revolt and slavery levels rose. In the thirteenth century, Mongolian invaders weakened the Abbasid Empire even more. Although the politics of the Empire were declining vastly, the civilization of Islam was reaching new high points and expanding greatly.

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Islamic - Abbasid Caliphate: Harun al-Rashid ( the legendary caliph of 1001 Nights ), A.D. 786-809, AV dinar, AH184, citing Ja'far

Islamic - Abbasid Caliphate: Harun al-Rashid ( the legendary caliph of 1001 Nights ), A.D. 786-809, AV dinar, AH184, citing Ja'far

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