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Umayyad Empire

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How did the Umayyad take over the empire Established it after defeating Caliph Ali Strived to spread violence Expanded into North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula
How was the Umayyad empire united? Created an official language called Arabic Created a common coinage Instituted the hajj
How did the Umayyad lose control of the empire? An abuse of power and the deadly dinner
What happened at the deadly dinner? A rival clan, the Abbasids invited the Umayyad leaders to sign a peace treaty. Ended up murdering everyone and taking over the whole empire. One person got away which was Caliph Abd al-Rahman and he fled to Spain and started the Spanish Umayyad Empire
Emirs Muslim governers who worked with the local clan leaders to help them govern
Bureaucracy system of departments and agencies that carry out the work of the government
Caliph Abd Malik Leader who unified the empire by making the official language Arabic, creating a common coinage, and instituting the hajj
Damascus capital city of the empire
Created by: bmiller13