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Academic Bowl QS A.W

Medieval Islamic Dynasties

Rules as caliphs from Damascus from 661-750. They came into power in the civil war following the death of Uthman when Mu'awiyah Ibn Abu Sufyan defeated the forces of Ali Ibn Abi Talib after the latter's assassintaion. Umayyad
reigned as caliphs from Baghdad from 750-1258, and later from Cario from 1261-1517. They rode to power on widespread disaffection with the Umayyads and the sense that a member of the Prophet's family was best qualified to lead the community. Abbasid
were Isma'ili Shi'ite Imans who founded their state in North Africa in 909 under the caliph al-Mahdi Fatimid
were a family of Ghuzz Turks who invaded the Middle East in the eleventh century and came to control the Abbasid caliphs of Baghdad. Seljuq
were Kurds who took control of Egypt under the Zengids. Ayyubid
were slave soldiers of foreign origin who deposed the Ayyubids in 1250 Mamluk
were Turks of uncertain origin who conquered the Balkans and the Middle East and brought the central Islamic lands into the European state system. Ottoman
ruled most of India from the early 16th until the mid-18th century, and claimed descent from both Genghis Khan and Tamerlane. Mughal
were founded by a Sunni Sufi (mystic) order under Shah Ismail, and ruled Iran from 1502 until 1736. Safavid
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